Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 11-19. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 110.7 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 18-14. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 12-17-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-12-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-17-1 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
DeMarre Carroll comes into this game averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.4 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6 rebounds per contest for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Myles Turner has scored 14.4 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 7 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 106.8 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.87 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.8 per game. The Nets allow 110.7 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 21.2 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 7th in the NBA with 108.2 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.59. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22.5. The Pacers are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Pacers give up 106.6 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Nets are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Indiana is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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