Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 12-14. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Pacers have an overall mark of 16-11. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.0 points per contest and giving up 107.5, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-18-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 17-10-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 13-13-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/11/17 G Andre Roberson Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/10/17 PG Darren Collison Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Paul George averages 20.6 points per contest in 37 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Myles Turner has scored 14.4 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 101.8 points per contest this year, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.19 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 43.3 boards per contest and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 99.6 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 21.3 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 6th in the NBA with 109 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.52. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 23.3. The Pacers are 26th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Pacers give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Oklahoma City is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Indiana is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 5th in the league. The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks