Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/26/2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Indiana Pacers head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Monday, November 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 11-8. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 2.7 as they average 105.6 points per contest while giving up 102.8 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 8-11. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 105.0 points per contest and give up 108.1, which is a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 8-10-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 9-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 8-11-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 12-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/25/18 F Myles Turner Ankle is questionable Monday vs Utah
11/25/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out Monday vs Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/25/18 G Donovan Mitchell Ribs is downgraded to out Sunday vs Sacramento
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Victor Oladipo averages 21.4 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.7 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Joe Ingles scores 13.0 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Donovan Mitchell averages 20.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105.6 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 102.8 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 27th in the NBA with 105.0 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.11. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.2. The Jazz are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Jazz give up 108.1 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.1 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 7th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Utah is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Jazz are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +5
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