Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 2 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 111.5 points per contest while giving up 107.8 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 4-4. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per contest and giving up 108.4, which is a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 6-2-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 6-2-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/02/17 F Myles Turner Concussion is "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Darren Collison averages 14.3 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Joel Embiid averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Ben Simmons averages 18.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Indiana averages 111.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.75 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 108.4 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 19.6 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season. Philadelphia is 14th in the league with 106 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.38. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 25.6. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.9.
The Pacers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 13th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Indiana is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The 76ers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 15th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -2
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