Monday, February 27, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, February 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 30-29. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 42-18. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.2 points per game and surrendering 108.2, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Paul George averages 21.8 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
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Eric Gordon averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. James Harden averages 28.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 11.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Indiana averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.02 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Houston averages 115.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.93 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 6th with 15.4 per game. The Rockets allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Rockets force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. 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 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 115 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 26-33-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-29-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 34-26-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 32-28-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/26/17 C Al Jefferson Mouth "?" Monday vs. Houston
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -9.5
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