Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 45-31. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 105.6 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 41-35. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.3 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 43-33-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 28-45-3 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-35-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-36-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/31/18 F Trevor Booker Ankle is "?" Sunday vs LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/30/18 G Milos Teodosic Foot is out indefinitely
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out for season
Myles Turner averages 13.3 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
Tobias Harris averages 18.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Lou Williams averages 22.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Indiana averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.68 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 109.3 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 22.2. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Pacers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Los Angeles is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 13th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3
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