Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/23/2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, March 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 38-33. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 109.5 points per contest while giving up 108.7 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 41-31. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 38-33-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-31-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 40-32-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-43-3 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/03/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is out indefinitely
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out for season
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/22/18 F Domantas Sabonis Ankle is OUT Friday vs LA Clippers
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Lou Williams averages 22.8 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Myles Turner has scored 13.7 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 109.5 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.85 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 44 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 14.7 per game. The Clippers allow 108.7 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 17th in the NBA with 105.6 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.43. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 21.9. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Pacers give up 104.2 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Indiana is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Pacers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 19th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4
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