Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/18/2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 4 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 20-62. They were 5th in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -6.7 as they averaged 105.8 points per game while giving up 112.5 per contest. The Pacers had an overall mark of 42-40 last year. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They averaged 105.1 points per contest and gave up 105.3, which was a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 41-39-2 against the spread last season
The Brooklyn Nets were 40-40-2 against the over/under last year
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers were 39-43-0 against the spread last season
The Indiana Pacers were 41-41-0 against the over/under last year
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle out indefinitely
Allen Crabbe averaged 10.7 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 85%. Sean Kilpatrick comes into this contest after averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4 rebounds per game and dished out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage was at 84%.
Victor Oladipo averaged 15.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 75%. Myles Turner averaged 14.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game and had 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage finished at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allowed 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 29th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 47.2 rebounds a game which ranked 29th, and they gave up 23 assists per contest which put them in 16th place in the league. They forced 13.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 10th in the league. Brooklyn averaged 105.8 points per contest last season, which ranked them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -6.73 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 26th in the league. They averaged 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranked them 10th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 2nd with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrendered 105.3 points per contest, which ranked them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 11th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers were 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game last season. Indiana was 15th in the league with 105.1 points per game last year. They were 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was -0.22. They shot 38% from 3-point range, which was good for 4th in the NBA. They were 27th in the league in rebounding with 42 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Pacers were 15th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Nets were 28th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 104.1 was ranked 8th. They were 1st in the NBA in pace with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 17th. As a unit they were 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Brooklyn was 2nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 14th in the NBA.
Indiana was 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 15th in the league. The Pacers were 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 108.8 was ranked 16th. In terms of pace they were 18th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 13th. As a team they were 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -4
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