Indiana Pacers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/21/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 5.5 point favorites.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 24-22. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 30-17. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 97.6, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-21-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 18-27-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-20-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-29-0 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 San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/19/18 G Manu Ginobili Thigh is "?" Sunday vs Indiana
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.3 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 22.6 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Pau Gasol averages 10.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.2 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 106.5 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.74 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.4 per game. The Pacers allow 105.7 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 28th in the NBA with 100.9 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.32. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22. The Spurs are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Spurs give up 97.6 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.1 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 5th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% 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 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
San Antonio is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Spurs are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 103.1, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -5.5
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