Thursday, December 3, 2015
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 11-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 95.6 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 7-12 and a home record of 4-5. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 101.7, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 27.2 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. George Hill averages 13.2 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.4 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. C.J. McCollum averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Indiana averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.6 per game. The Pacers allow 95.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Portland averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 20th with 15.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 11-5-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 10-8-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/01/15 C Chris Kaman Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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