Wednesday, December 7, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 10-11. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 6-14. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 113.2, good for a point differential of -6.8.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Myles Turner averages 14.4 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 19.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Devin Booker averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Indiana averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.3 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 25th with 16.1 per game. The Suns allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Suns force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 98.2 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 25% 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 Suns rating on offense is 102.9 and they have a defensive rating of 109.6. They get 101.7 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 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 8-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-9-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 14-6-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/23/16 F TJ Warren Head out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +3
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