Friday, November 18, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 3-9. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.0 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 116.0 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 6-6. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Brandon Knight averages 12.8 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Paul George averages 21 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Myles Turner averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Phoenix averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 55 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.5 per game. The Suns allow 116 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Indiana averages 106.2 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Pacers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.7 and a defensive rating of 110.3. In terms of pace they average 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.1. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 10-2-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/01/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -8.5
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