Friday, February 19, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 217.5.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 28-25 and a road record of 11-16. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. Indiana is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-12. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 40-14 and a home record of 25-5. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.1 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 8.2. Oklahoma City has a division record of 10-1 and a conference record of 27-5. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 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 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 10 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 27.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Indiana averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.3 per game. The Pacers allow 100.3 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 9th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 110.1 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 56 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Pacers average 102.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.5 and a defensive rating of 102.2. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% 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 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Thunder score 109.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 117 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.3 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 113.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 27-26-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-27-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-31-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-30-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/18/16 C Jordan Hill Finger "?" Friday vs. Oklahoma City
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/25/16 G Andre Roberson Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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