Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 30-25. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 28-25. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 110.7 points per contest and giving up 111.1, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 29-26-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 23-30-2 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-26-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/06/18 G Victor Oladipo Illness is "?" Wednesday vs New Orleans
02/05/18 PG Darren Collison Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/18 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.6 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
Jrue Holiday averages 18.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Anthony Davis averages 26.8 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Indiana averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.04 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. New Orleans is 4th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -0.38. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 26.4. The Pelicans are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
New Orleans is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 7th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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