Friday, October 28, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, October 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
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The Pacers had an overall record of 45-37 and a road record of 19-22 last season. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 1.7 as they averaged 102.2 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Indiana was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 30-22. They were 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Nets had an overall record of 21-61 and a home record of 14-27 last year. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 98.6 points per game and surrendered 106, good for a point differential of -7.4. Brooklyn had a division record of 6-10 and a conference record of 12-40. In their last 10 games they were 0-10.
Paul George averaged 23.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night last season for the Pacers. He pulled down 7 rebounds per game and dished out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage finished at 86%. Jeff Teague averaged 15.7 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 5.9 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage was 44% for the year while his free throw percentage was 84%.
Brook Lopez averaged 20.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest last year for the Nets. He grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game and had 2 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage finished at 79%. Jeremy Lin averaged 11.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage was 82%.
Indiana averaged 101.5 points per contest last season which ranked them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.7 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 13th in the league. They averaged 51.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranked them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allowed 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 7th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 53.7 rebounds a game which ranked 22nd and they gave up 20.4 assists per contest which put them in 3rd place in the league. They forced 15.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the league.
Brooklyn averaged 98.6 points per game last year which ranked them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -7.4 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 14th in the NBA. They averaged 49.7 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranked them 27th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets ranked 19th with 14.8 per game. The Nets allowed 106 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 24th in the league. They also allowed a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 50.5 rebounds a game which ranked 9th and they gave up 24.5 assists per contest which put them in 27th place in the league. The Nets forced 14.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 16th in the NBA.
The Pacers averaged 100.6 points per game on the road last season and they scored 94.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -0.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was 3.3 per contest. The Pacers had an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 102.9 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%.
The Nets scored 98.9 ppg at home and they averaged 104 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of -5.1 points per game. The Nets rating on offense was 103.2 and they had a defensive rating of 110.9. They got 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempted 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turned the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 53%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers were 42-40-0 against the spread last year
The Indiana Pacers were 37-45-0 against the over/under last year
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 37-43-2 against the spread last year
The Brooklyn Nets were 41-40-1 against the over/under last year
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/27/16 G Randy Foye Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Indiana
10/22/16 G Caris LeVert Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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