Saturday, March 26, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 38-33 and a road record of 16-20. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. Indiana is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-18. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 20-51 and a home record of 13-24. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of -6.2. Brooklyn has a division record of 6-8 and a conference record of 11-31. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. George Hill averages 12.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Indiana averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Nets allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Pacers average 101.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 102.4. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Nets score 98.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.9 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 109.9. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-35-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 32-39-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-34-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 35-35-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/25/16 G Paul George Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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