Thursday, December 15, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 13-12. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 8-18. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 107.0, good for a point differential of -4.3.
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Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul George averages 21.8 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Tim Frazier averages 11 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Anthony Davis averages 30.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Indiana averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 11th with 13.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% 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 51%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-11-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-14-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/13/16 G Monta Ellis Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Miami
12/13/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/09/16 G Tyreke Evans Calf out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Dante Cunningham Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -2.5
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