New Orleans Pelicans at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2 point favorites.
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The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 105.2 points per contest while giving up 105.6 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 5-5. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.3 points per game and surrendering 109.1, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-4-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/06/17 F Domantas Sabonis Calf is "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
11/06/17 F TJ Leaf Ankle is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs. New Orleans
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 37.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Demarcus Cousins averages 28.6 points per contest in 38.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.8 assists per game and 13.7 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Victor Oladipo has scored 23.8 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Darren Collison averages 13.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and 7.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 105.2 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 46.6 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 16.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.6 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 4th in the NBA with 110.3 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 23.6. The Pacers are 24th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Pacers give up 109.1 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 22nd. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. New Orleans is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Indiana is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Pacers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 10th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th 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.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans -2
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