Friday, February 3, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, February 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 7 point favorites.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 26-22. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 9-40. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 114.6, good for a point differential of -9.0.
Paul George comes into this game averaging 22.6 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Jeff Teague averages 15.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Indiana averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 48.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.2 per game. The Pacers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Nets allow 114.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nets force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nets rating on offense is 103.4 and they have a defensive rating of 112.2. They get 101.6 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 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 21-27-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-22-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-26-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-22-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/02/17 F Rakeem Christmas Groin doubtful Friday vs. Brooklyn
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -7
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