Saturday, December 10, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Portland Blazers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 12-12. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 109.1 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 11-11. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27.6 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.1 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Paul George averages 20.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Myles Turner averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Portland averages 109.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Blazers allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Indiana averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Pacers allow 107.3 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 18th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.7 and a defensive rating of 112. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 9-15-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 16-8-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 9-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/09/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Hip injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
12/09/16 F Ed Davis Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
12/09/16 F Maurice Harkless Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +2
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