One of the endless arguments that takes place between NBA fans is in regards to which of the two conferences is the best. It is a fight that will never end, unless of course one conference continues to deliver up the champion every single year for an extended period of time. That is not likely to happen, though, so we will just have to continue debating while East and West go head to head. The Oklahoma City will have a chance to make a case for the Western Conference when they head into Indiana for a game against the Pacers on Saturday night. The Thunder are arguably one of the best teams in their conference, while the Pacers are grimly hanging on to a playoff spot in the East. It is going to be interesting to see how these two match up, especially since Indiana has had the best of this meeting of late. You can keep up to date with the odds for this Western conference NBA betting bout at MyBookie.ag.
How To Bet The Oklahoma City Vs Indiana NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder
There have been some questions asked of the Thunder (46-22) recently, as they went through a bit of a rough patch where they took some unexpected losses. If their last 2 games are anything to go by, those questions have been answered quite emphatically. OKC won both of those games, and tallied a total of 258 points in the process. With the Philadelphia 76ers to play before they visit Indiana, there is a better than average chance that the points total could take another pretty big tick in an upwards direction. The Thunder have been good on the road, going 19-13 this season, but they have lost to the Pacers the last two times they played them in Indiana. OKC are averaging 110.1 PPG, and are giving up 103.0 PPG.
Why bet on the Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers (36-32) are reaping the benefits of the tailspin currently happening to the Chicago Bulls. The Pacers have taken up the 7th seed in the East, and have now opened up a game and a half lead on the struggling Bulls. All of this despite just playing .500 ball in their last 10 games. The Pacers come into this one having lost 2 of their last 3 games, although losses to the Hawks and Raptors are not necessarily anything to be ashamed about. Indiana are 20-12 on home court this season, and they beat the Thunder in their only other meeting so far this year. The Pacers are averaging 101.8, and are giving up 100.5 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Indiana has won 3 of their last 5 meetings against the Thunder, but they may have a tough time extending that winning streak. The Thunder are playing some great ball right now, and I think they will just be a little too strong on Saturday night.
Oklahoma City Thunder 106 Indiana Pacers 100