Saturday, December 26, 2015
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 16-12 and a road record of 6-8. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 11-18 and a home record of 4-11. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 25 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. George Hill averages 12.2 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Indiana averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Pacers allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 12-16-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-14-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/24/15 G Paul George Illness probable Saturday vs. Minnesota
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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