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San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers 2021-22 NBA Season Preview, Predictions and Picks
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On Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, the San Antonio Spurs (2-4) are playing the Indiana Pacers (1-6) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Up till now, the Spurs are 4-2 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Pacers are 2-5 against the spread. BetUS odds are available below.

Game Information

Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse; Indianapolis, Indiana

TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest, NBA League Pass

Radio broadcast: WFNI-FM/AM, WOAI/KXTN

Live stream: AT&T TV (full refund is issued after canceling within 14 days), Amazon Prime Video (30-day free trial)

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers news

Referencing Land of Basketball statistics, the Spurs and Pacers have played a total of 96 regular season games against one another all-time. San Antonio leads Indiana 55 to 41. Though, in the previous three head-to-head meetings, the Pacers are 2-1 versus the Spurs. On Apr. 19, 2021, the last time these teams faced off in the regular season, San Antonio won 109-94 on the road.

Heading into tonight’s interconference matchup, the top news story is Caris LeVert’s Saturday performance for the Pacers in their 97-94 loss against the Raptors. He scored 15 points in just 16 minutes played. After his performance, he told media reporters, “I tried to come in and provide some energy for us. I had a couple of turnovers I didn’t like, but I think overall it was a success.” Unfortunately, the Pacers have only one win so far.

Injury Report

For the Spurs, power forwards Doug McDermott and Zach Collins are out indefinitely. McDermott is recovering from a back injury, and Collins needs to continue to rest his ankle. Next, for the Pacers, they have three players listed as questionable for Monday night’s game: Caris LeVert, Malcolm Brogdon and Kelan Martin.

Small forward Jeremy Lamb is listed as doubtful as well. There is no clear timetable for his return. His left ankle is starting to feel better, though. To add to the injury report, power forward Isaiah Jackson and small forward T.J. Warren are out indefinitely.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers betting lines

San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers 2021-22 NBA Season Preview and Picks

Over/Under: 217.5

Point spread: Pacers -2.5 (-110)

Best moneyline: Spurs +125, Pacers -145

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers preview

Additionally, on Saturday, in the Spurs’ 102-93 road win over the Bucks, guard Dejounte Murray scored a team-high 23 points in 37 minutes played. Guard Derrick White ended his performance with 17 points, 2.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 33 minutes of action as well. Despite being held to 18 points in the second quarter, they put up 57 second-half points.

After evaluating the box-score game statistics, San Antonio shot 39-for-95 (41.1%) from the field and 7-for-31 (22.6%) from behind the arc. Plus, they outscored Milwaukee 60 to 44 in the paint, and the team won the turnover battle. The Spurs are now 1-2 away this season.

Meanwhile, in the Pacers’ 97-94 loss at home versus the Raptors on Saturday, forward Domantas Sabonis led Indiana in points and rebounds, putting up 22 points and 14 rebounds in 40 minutes spent on the court. Justin Holiday contributed 16 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 32 minutes played, too. The Pacers kept it close, but they are struggling to finish strong during crunch time.

In their sixth loss of the regular season, the Pacers shot 35-for-81 (43.2%) from the floor and 13-for-43 (30.2%) from three-point range. Not to mention, they were out-rebounded 48 to 40. Indiana is now 0-4 away and 1-2 at home.

Next, the Spurs’ projected starting lineup is PG Dejounte Murray, SG Derrick White, SF Keldon Johnson, PF Lonnie Walker IV and C Jakob Poeltl. On the other side, the Pacers’ projected starting lineup is PG T.J. McConnell, SG Chris Duarte, SF Caris LeVert, PF Domantas Sabonis and C Myles Turner.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers prediction

Moreover, the total for Monday night’s Eastern Conference matchup is set at 217.5. According to the spread consensus, 58% of bettors are predicting the Spurs will cover the spread. Regarding the total consensus, 64% of bettors are expecting the total to go under 217.5. Thus far, San Antonio is 1-1 as a selected favorite and 1-3 as an underdog, while Indiana is 0-3 as a selected favorite and 1-3 as an underdog.

For noteworthy betting trends, the Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games. They are also 2-9 straight up in their past 11 contests. To add to these betting statistics, San Antonio is 2-5 SU in the team’s previous seven games, and the total has gone over in eight of their last 10 games played against Eastern Conference opponents.

As for the Pacers, they are 2-6 ATS in their past eight contests. And, the total has gone under in four of Indiana’s last five games. Also, the total has gone over in four of the team’s previous five games played versus the Spurs. Lastly, the Pacers are 2-10 SU in their past 12 home games played against the Spurs.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers betting pick

Pick the Spurs to win on the road, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 217.5. San Antonio is a 2.5-point underdog with BetUS.

James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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