Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 12.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 3-12. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -11.3 as they average 107.8 points per game while giving up 119.1 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 8-6 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 105.7 points per game and surrender 103.0, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 6-7-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/15/18 C Dewayne Dedmon Personal is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
11/15/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
11/15/18 SF Taurean Prince Achilles is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
10/23/18 F John Collins Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kent Bazemore averages 14.8 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 119.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 27.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Atlanta averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 103.0 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Indiana is 23rd in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pacers are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Hawks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 26th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Indiana is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Pacers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -12.5
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