New Orleans Pelicans at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds 3-24-2016
by Guy Bruhn - 3/23/2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 26-44 and a road record of 8-27. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. New Orleans is 4-11 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-29. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 37-33 and a home record of 21-13. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of 1.4. Indiana has a division record of 6-7 and a conference record of 24-18. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Paul George averages 23.5 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
New Orleans averages 103.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Indiana averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.3 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 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 100 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 97.1 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. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pacers score 102.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.7 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104.1 and they have a defensive rating of 102.6. They get 96.7 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 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 29-41-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 38-30-2 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-34-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 32-38-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/23/16 PG Norris Cole Back "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
03/23/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin missed last game, doubtful Thursday vs. Indiana
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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