Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 20-18. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 14-23. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 111.2, good for a point differential of -3.2.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Paul George averages 22.5 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 17.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wilson Chandler averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Indiana averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Denver averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 57 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 25th with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nuggets force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 112.5. They get 98 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 31% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 17-21-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 23-15-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 18-19-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 26-10-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/29/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/11/17 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
01/11/17 G Gary Harris Groin "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
01/11/17 F Kenneth Faried Illness "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
01/11/17 C Nikola Jokic Illness probable Thursday vs. Indiana
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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