Indiana Pacers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 2.5 point favorites.
The Pacers have a regular season record of 2-2. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.3 as they average 108.8 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 2-1 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 121.0 points per game and surrender 123.7, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 1-1-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/23/18 F TJ Leaf Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Tyreke Evans averages 10.3 points per game in 20.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%. Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 50%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 29.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 39.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 9.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 23.3 points per game while playing 39.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Indiana averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 123.7 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. San Antonio is 5th in the league with 121.0 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 47% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 27.7. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 9.0.
The Pacers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 24th in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 7.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Spurs are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 122, and their offensive rating of 119.3 is ranked 29th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -2.5
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