The Portland Trail Blazers (32-28) embark on a six-game road trip tipping off in Indiana against the 29-31 Pacers.
Tuesday’s game against the Pacers will be the final meeting between the two this season.
Indiana leads the season series, 1-0.
The Pacers are 6-4 in the last 10 games, while the Blazers have gone 2-8.
Malcolm Brogdon leads a shorthanded Pacers team in scoring, while averaging 21.6 points including 2.7 three-pointers made per game.
The Trail Blazers are -5 point favorites against the Pacers Tuesday, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -5 (-115) -- Pacers: +5 (-105)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Tuesday, April 27
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse | Indianapolis, Indiana
Start time: 4:00 p.m. PT
TV channel: NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture) is out.
For the Pacers, Goga Bitadze (left ankle; sprain) and Jeremy Lamb (left knee; sore) are questionable.
Domantas Sabonis (sore lower back), Myles Turner (right toe; partial plantar plate tear) and T.J. Warren (left foot; stress fracture) are out for Tuesday’s game.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- Damian Lillard
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Robert Covington
- Jusuf Nurkic
For the Pacers –
- Oshae Brissett
- Jakarr Sampson
- Malcomlm Brogdon
- Caris Levert
- Edmond Sumner
What happened last time:
The Blazers fell to the Pacers on the second night of a back-to-back at home, 111-87, on Jan. 14.
In the loss, Damian Lillard led the way with 22 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists and one steal. Malcolm Brodgon led Indiana with 25 points, five rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Lillard is averaging 34.0 points and 10.7 assists over his last three games against Indiana, including a 50-point performance on Jan. 26, 2020 in Portland. CJ McCollum is averaging 21.9 points over 11 career games against Indiana, which is his second-highest career average against any team.