Indiana Pacers at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 15 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 1-2. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 114.7 points per contest while giving up 119.0 per game. The Thunder have an overall mark of 1-2. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per contest and giving up 98.3, which is a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/23/17 F Myles Turner Concussion is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs. Minnesota
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Darren Collison comes into this game averaging 15 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Victor Oladipo averages 22.3 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Russell Westbrook has scored 19.3 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 11.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Paul George averages 21.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 38 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 114.7 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.33 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.3 per game. The Pacers allow 119 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 19th in the NBA with 101.7 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.33. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 22.3. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per contest with 16. The Thunder give up 98.3 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 21 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 14th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 3rd in the league.
Oklahoma City is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Thunder are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 23rd. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -15
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