Friday, January 8, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2.5 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 20-15 and a road record of 8-10. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 11-23 and a home record of 7-8. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -4.7.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. George Hill averages 12.5 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.5 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Indiana averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.9 per game. The Pacers allow 98.4 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 12th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 10th with 14.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-15-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 15-20-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-21-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-20-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/07/16 G C.J. Miles Shoulder probable Friday vs. New Orleans
01/07/16 PG Monta Ellis Knee probable Friday vs. New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/07/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee "?" Friday vs. Indiana
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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