Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 31-29. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 45-13. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 8.6.
Jeff Teague comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Paul George averages 21.7 points per game in 35.3 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 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
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Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Indiana averages 105.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.85 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th 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 8th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
San Antonio averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.57 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 108.9. 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 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 112.5 and they have a defensive rating of 103.5. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 27-33-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-30-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 34-24-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-25-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/28/17 C Al Jefferson Mouth "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +10.5
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