Saturday, March 19, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 46-22 and a road record of 19-13. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Oklahoma City is 11-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 31-11. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 36-32 and a home record of 20-12. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 1.3. Indiana has a division record of 6-7 and a conference record of 23-18. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 28 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Paul George averages 23.3 points per game while playing 35.4 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 85%. George Hill averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Oklahoma City averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Indiana averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.5 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 7th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 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 Thunder average 111.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.7 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 112.9 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Pacers score 102.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 90.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.6 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 102.7. 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%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-37-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-37-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 35-33-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 31-37-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/18/16 G Ty Lawson Foot probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
03/18/16 C Ian Mahinmi Back "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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