Thursday, January 5, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 10.5 point favorites. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 8-25. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.5 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 114.0 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 18-18. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Sean Kilpatrick comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul George averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Brooklyn averages 105.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.2 per game. The Nets allow 114 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Indiana averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 18th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.2 and a defensive rating of 111.6. In terms of pace they average 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-14-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-14-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-21-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 21-15-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/29/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -10.5
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