Portland Blazers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Parlay 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Portland Blazers head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 41-41. They were 3rd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of -0.6 as they averaged 107.9 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Pacers had an overall mark of 42-40 last year. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They averaged 105.1 points per contest and gave up 105.3, which was a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers were 40-42-0 against the spread last season
The Portland Blazers were 45-37-0 against the over/under last year
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers were 39-43-0 against the spread last season
The Indiana Pacers were 41-41-0 against the over/under last year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/19/17 G CJ McCollum Suspension Served is probable Friday vs. Indiana
10/19/17 C Zach Collins Illness is "?" Friday vs. Indiana
10/03/17 F Noah Vonleh Shoulder out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle out indefinitely
C.J. McCollum averaged 23 points per contest in 35 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.6 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% for the season while his free throw percentage was 91%. Damian Lillard comes into this game after averaging 27 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributed 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 90%.
Victor Oladipo averaged 15.9 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also hauled in 4.3 rebounds per game and dished 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 75%. Myles Turner scored 14.5 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 7.3 rebounds per contest and had 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allowed 108.5 points per contest which was 25th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 44 rebounds a game which ranked 18th, and they allowed 20.6 assists per game which put them in 4th place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 5th in the NBA. Portland averaged 107.9 points per contest last year, which was 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -0.52 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shot 38%, which was good for 7th in the NBA. They averaged 43.7 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranked them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 17th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers gave up 105.3 points per game, which ranked them 14th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 11th with 22.3 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers were 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest last year. Indiana was 15th in the NBA with 105.1 points per contest last season. They were 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was -0.22. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 4th in the league. They were 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.5. The Pacers were 15th in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Blazers were 11th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 110.3 was ranked 7th. They were 14th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 11th. As a unit they were 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Portland was 18th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 20th in the NBA.
Indiana was 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 15th in the league. The Pacers were 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 108.8 was ranked 16th. In terms of pace they were 18th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 13th. As a team they were 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland +4.5 and over 210 total points
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