Friday, December 18, 2015
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.5.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 7-18 and a road record of 1-11. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.6 as they are averaging 96 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 15-9 and a home record of 9-3. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 98.7, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jarrett Jack averages 13.4 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Paul George averages 26.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. George Hill averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Brooklyn averages 96 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.4 per game. The Nets allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Indiana averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 16th with 14.9 per game. The Pacers allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 10-14-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-9-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/16/15 PG Shane Larkin Concussion out indefinitely
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
10/28/15 F Willie Reed Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/17/15 F Lavoy Allen Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
12/17/15 G Paul George Respiratory probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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