Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 25-23 and a road record of 10-15. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. Indiana is 4-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-10. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 12-37 and a home record of 8-19. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.5 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of -7.5. Brooklyn has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 8-22. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 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 86%. George Hill averages 13 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.2 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Indiana averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Brooklyn averages 95.5 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Nets allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Pacers average 102 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 101.8. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Nets score 95.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 94 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.5 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 100.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 20% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-23-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 23-25-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-24-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 22-26-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/02/16 C Ian Mahinmi Back "?" Wednesday vs. Brooklyn
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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