San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 4-1. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 99.8 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 2-3. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 114.0 points per game and surrendering 115.6, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-2-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/27/17 F Joffrey Lauvergne Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Indiana
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/28/17 F Myles Turner Concussion is doubtful Sunday vs. San Antonio
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 25.6 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Danny Green comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%.
Victor Oladipo averages 26 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Darren Collison averages 15.6 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 8.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. San Antonio averages 99.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 115.6 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 49% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season. Indiana is 4th in the league with 114 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Pacers are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Spurs are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 14th in the league.
Indiana is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Pacers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -6.5
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