Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 16-13. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 108.1 points per contest while giving up 107.1 per game. The Nets have an overall mark of 11-17. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per contest and giving up 111.0, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 17-12-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 13-15-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-11-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 12-15-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/16/17 G Allen Crabbe Knee missed last game, is probable Sunday vs Indiana
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.4 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
DeMarre Carroll averages 13.3 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.03 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 10th in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.54. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Nets are 5th in turnovers per game with 16.1. The Nets surrender 111 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.1 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 20th in the league. Indiana is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Nets are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 11th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -2.5
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