Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 20-12. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.1 as they average 105.9 points per contest while giving up 100.8 per game. The Nets have an overall record of 15-18 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 110.6 points per game and surrender 111.2, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-15-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 10-21-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-15-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/19/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Friday vs Indiana
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.4 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. D'Angelo Russell averages 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.5 per game. The Pacers allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 16th in the league with 110.6 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Nets are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Nets surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Pacers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Indiana is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Brooklyn is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Nets are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +2
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