Indiana Pacers at Portland Blazers NBA Parlay 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 24-20. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 107.4 points per contest while giving up 106.0 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 23-21. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per contest and giving up 103.3, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-19-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 18-25-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 19-23-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 18-26-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/15/18 F Myles Turner Elbow is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Victor Oladipo averages 24.3 points per contest in 34 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Damian Lillard averages 25 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 92%. C.J. McCollum has scored 21.6 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 106 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Indiana averages 107.4 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.39 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 103.3 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 19.8 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year. Portland is 20th in the NBA with 104 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.66. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19. The Blazers are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Pacers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 9th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Portland is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Blazers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana +4.5 and over 214.5 total points
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