Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Indiana Pacers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 6-7. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 23-5 and a home record of 15-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102 points per game and surrendering 88.9, good for a point differential of 13.2.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 26.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. George Hill averages 11.7 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 16.1 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Indiana averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.5 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 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
San Antonio averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 14.1 per game. The Spurs allow 88.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-11-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-14-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-9-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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