Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds 11-12-2016
by Tony Sink - 11/11/2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Boston Celtics travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.0 as they are averaging 107.7 points per game while giving up 112.7 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 4-4. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 113.3, good for a point differential of -3.2.
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Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 25.7 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Al Horford averages 12 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Myles Turner averages 16.3 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Paul George averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Boston averages 107.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.4 per game. The Celtics allow 112.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Indiana averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 18th with 15.6 per game. The Pacers allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 116.1. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 110.8. They get 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 2-6-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/10/16 C Al Horford Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. New York
11/03/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/01/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -4
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