San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 8-9. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.9 as they average 108.5 points per contest while giving up 109.4 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 11-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 105.9 points per game and surrender 102.4, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 8-9-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 8-9-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/22/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.2 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 11.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 15.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Victor Oladipo averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 108.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.9 per game. The Spurs allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 26th in the league with 105.9 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Pacers are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Pacers surrender 102.4 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 41.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers were 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game last season.
The Spurs are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Indiana is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio +2.5
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