Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 21-16 and a road record of 9-11. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 19-18 and a home record of 9-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. George Hill averages 12.4 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.1 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Indiana averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.3 per game. The Pacers allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Boston averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 14th with 14.7 per game. The Celtics allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Celtics force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 21-16-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 16-21-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 19-17-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 16-20-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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