With the 2015-2016 NBA season moving forward into the 2nd half of the Regular Season and teams seeking rankings to make the playoffs, most games have some scale of excitement with teams trying to gain a spot in the playoffs, thus on Monday night the 7th of February we have the 53-9 San Antonio Spurs (2nd Western Conference) playing at the 33-30 Indiana Pacers (7th Eastern Conference) with the game being played at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana with the tip-off scheduled for 7:10 PM ET and seen on FSSW TV.
If you Bet on NBA at SBG, coming into this game the Spurs star from Argentina, M. Ginobili who has had a good return after having serious injury, and on his return the Spurs beat Sacramento on Saturday night with Ginobili scoring some 23 points in that game. What was historic about that game was the fact that the Pacers are now 30-0 on home court and the (5 time NBA Champions) are only the 3rd team in NBA history to do that. In this game on Monday night the Indiana team well seek to maintain the momentum as they now face the Indiana Pacers, so continue on with our preview of this East and West game on Monday.
For the fans of the 53-9 San Antonio Spurs you know your team increased their winning streak at now 8 games and that coming with their win on Saturday night over the Kings of Sacramento 105-95. The star for the Spurs in that game was K. Leonard whom had 14 rebounds and scored 25 points in the game. He also has had an excellent season to date averaging each game some .90 blocks, 1.86 steals, 2.7 assists, 6.9 rebounds and 20.9 points this 2015-16 NBA season.
Was has really kept the Spurs on top this season has been the strength of their defense as presently they rank at the top of the NBA with giving up only 91.3 points each game as their scoring defense surges. Saturday that strong defense of the Spurs was evident in a game that Sacramento had 18 turnovers in the game. Now the Spurs get ready to take on the Pacers of which they have played well against them on road games lately as they have been victorious in their last 7 games with the Pacers in Indiana. But we must remember that this game will not be a pushover for the Spurs since this season at home the Indiana team has 18 wins with 11 losses. San Antonio in their ultimate 10 games on the road is straight up 9 and 1 in those games.
If you’re a fan of the 33-30 Indiana Pacers your team got back to the win column this past Saturday with an incredible victory over the Wizards of Washington 100-99 as their team had 4 players with double digits for Indiana as they come off a streak of losing 4 of their previous 5 games. That win brought the Pacers just 1 game behind the Eastern Conference 6th place team the Hornets of Charlotte.
Leading the Pacers in that important road game with the Wizards was P. George whom not only led the team in scoring with 39 points, but he also made a last second foul shot that gave Indiana the victory. In that game George made 8 foul shots and score on 13 of his 23 attempts from the floor. Lately he has performed excellently as in his ultimate 2 games he has averages some 37.5 points each game.
George will be seeking a similar performance against the Spurs when they play them on home court this Monday night. It will not be an easy task, but let us remember that the Spurs presently rank at 7th in the NBA scoring an average each game this season of 105.6 points, and the Spurs were victorious against the Pacers in their 1st game of this season 107-93. In their last 16 games with the Spurs the Pacers lost 15 games. In their ultimate 10 games at home the Indiana team against the spread is 3 and 7.
The sports betting professionals' prediction for this East and West NBA game will see the San Antonio Spurs on the road overcome the Indiana Pacers and win this match-up 102-91.