Portland Blazers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/29/2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Portland Blazers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, October 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3.5 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 3-2. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 122.4 points per contest while giving up 117.2 per game. The Pacers have an overall mark of 4-2. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 111.7 points per contest and give up 102.8, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 5-0-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/28/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee left last game, is questionable Monday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/28/18 G Tyreke Evans Suspension Served is probable Monday vs Portland
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Damian Lillard averages 33.8 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Victor Oladipo averages 21.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. Tyreke Evans averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 122.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.2 per game. The Blazers allow 117.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 25 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 17th in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 45% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Pacers are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Pacers surrender 102.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.9, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Indiana is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league. The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -3.5
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