Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 10.5 point favorites.
The Nets have a regular season record of 0-1. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -3.7 as they average 106.6 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall mark of 1-0. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 105.6 points per contest and give up 104.2, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/18/18 G Allen Crabbe Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs New York
10/18/18 PG Shabazz Napier Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/17/18 SF DeMarre Carroll Ankle is out indefinitely
10/17/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Personal is questionable Friday vs New York
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/18/18 F TJ Leaf Ankle is downgraded to out Friday vs Milwaukee
Caris LeVert comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 23 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Tyreke Evans averages 14 points per game while playing 24 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 50%. Victor Oladipo averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 100 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 19% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 39 rebounds per game and 28 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 17 per game. The Nets allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 14th in the league with 111 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 57%, while their average scoring margin is 28. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 57 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 29. The Pacers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 20. The Pacers surrender 83 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 30% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 28 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 7 per game.
The Nets are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 103, and their offensive rating of 100 is ranked 10th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Indiana is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 6.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 36%, which is 30th in the league. The Pacers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 118.7, and their defensive rating of 88.8 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 63% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -10.5
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