NBA Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers Same Game Parlay picks: Blazers hold ground at Moda Center at +1466 odds

Feb 16, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart (11) reacts during the second half against the Memphis Grizzles at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
Photo of Filip Tomic

Filip Tomic


Show Bio

Long-time NBA fan, following the game closely for 21 years now. Joined the Pickswise writing staff for the 2020-21 season and have given out winning picks since. Hopefully we can make some money together! Oh, and I firmly believe Lebron James is not one of the two best basketball players of all time. Yeah, I said it.

It’s an East vs West clash on NBA TV tonight as the Portland Trail Blazers entertain the Indiana Pacers. Tipoff is at 9.00 pm ET on NBA TV and I have prepared a Same Game Parlay for the action, which you can find below.

Head over to our NBA Predictions page for picks on the side and total for tonight’s 8-game slate.

Let’s dive in now!

Portland Trail Blazers -9.5 alternate point spread (+235)

Myles Turner to score 20+ points (+240)

Same Game Parlay odds: +1466

Portland Trail Blazers -9.5 alternate point spread (+235)

I was impressed with Portland’s performance at Utah last night, even though the win ruined my mega-parlay bet. The Trail Blazers went all out scoring 69 points in the first half and overcame a late surge by the Jazz to win their 12th game of the season. Tonight’s game could also see the return of Damian Lillard, who has been out for a while; that would be a massive boost to the offense. Meanwhile, the Pacers are struggling on the road this season, winning just 5 of 11 games. They have now dropped 3 of their last 4 at Utah, at Sacramento and in LA against the Clippers. Tyrese Haliburton is also questionable due to a groin issue; without him I can’t see them getting much out of tonight’s game. Their last 3 losses were by 20, 23 and 14 points. I expect Portland to come out firing right from the get-go in this one, the Pacers simply won’t have enough to keep up with them.

Check out our Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers predictions

Myles Turner to score 20+ points (+240)

With Haliburton potentially missing tonight’s game, it will be T.J. McConnell who is most likely to take his place. In other words, there will be an extra 15 shot attempts to be had — so someone else will have to step up. I fancy Turner; he has the big body to compete down low with Jusuf Nurkic, but he is also a stretch center so he will be able to step outside the perimeter and knock down the 3. In his last game he went for 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting, including 50% from 3-point land. If he gets 15 to 18 shots here then scoring 20 shouldn’t be too difficult. Portland has had issues defending the paint lately, giving up 52 points per game on the inside in its last 3 games. It ranks only 20th in the NBA opponent points scored in the paint. The Blazers’ 3-point defending has also been shaky lately; in the last 3 they are allowing opponents to make 38.5% of shots from downtown. Hopefully Turner can get going and drop 20 in a losing effort on Sunday.

Sunday’s NBA Mega Parlay is available at +701 odds!

Pickswise is the home of free NBA Picks and NBA Predictions. Check out the latest NBA Prop Bets and NBA Parlays as well as NBA Best Bets from our NBA experts. 

Virginia Bonuses

See All
FanDuel Sportsbook


No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000 - Guaranteed

Sign up for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account and make your first deposit of $10+

Place your first bet up to $3,000!

Get refunded up to $3,000 in bonus bets if you lose

Must be 21+. First online real money wager only. $10 first deposit required. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable free bets that expire 14 days after receipt. See full terms at



Virginia Bettors- Get a $100 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $100 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $100

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.



Bet $1 and Get $200 in Free Bets at bet365!

Register for a new bet365 account

Place qualifying bets of $1 or more

Get $200 in free bets - no matter if your bet wins or loses

New Customer Offer. Deposit required. Free Bets added to Free Bet Credits balance. Free Bet risk excluded from returns. T&Cs, time limits, and exclusions apply. Must be physically located in VA.



Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make your first deposit & get up to $500 in free bets

To get $500 in free bets, wager $500

Must be 21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF



Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets Instantly

Sign up for a new account with DraftKings Sportsbook and make your first deposit

Make your first deposit and bet $5 on any sports market

Receive $200 in bonus bets instantly, no matter what!

Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS), 888-789-7777/visit (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in OH/ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min. $5 bet. $200 issued as free bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. See terms at



Get $100 in Free Bets, for 5 Days Straight starting

Sign up for a new PointsBet account

Make a bet of up to $100 and receive a refund if you lose

Get this offer once a day for the first 5 days you sign up

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Caesars Sportsbook


Your First Cash Bet Is On Caesars Up To $1,250

Sign up for a new Caesars Sportsbook account and Place your 1st wager of $10 or more

If you lose, you get 100% of your stake back as a Bet Credit - up to $1,250.

AND win or lose, you’ll also get 1,000 Reward Credits® and 1,000 Tier Credits.

21+. Terms and conditions apply.



Get $1,000 Paid Back in Bonus Bets, if you Don't Win

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000!

Get refunded up to $1,000 in bonus bets if you don't win

21+. Terms & conditions apply.



Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.



Get up to $2,000 in Free Bets

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit

Receive a free bet refund up to $500 if your first fixed odds bet loses

& a free bet refund up to $1,500 if your first two PointsBetting Wager loses

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Monkey Knife Fight


Claim Instant Deposit Match up to $100 + Free $5 game

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.



Get Your First Single-Horse Win Wager Back Up to $200 if you don't win

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $200

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.



Get a $200 Sign-Up Bonus with Twinspires Racebook!

Open your account using offer code BET200

$200 bonus cash will be credited in increments of $100 for every $400 wagered

To earn the full $200 bonus players must wager $800 within 30 days

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

Underdog Fantasy


First deposit is 100% matched up to $100 with Underdog Fantasy

Sign up for a new account with Underdog Fantasy

Make your first deposit

Every dollar (up to $100) will be matched! Deposit $25, get $50; deposit $100, get $200, etc

Must be 21+ to play. Terms & conditions apply