Indiana Pacers at Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/27/2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 7 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 45-29. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 3.9 as they average 107.9 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 43-31 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 114.3 points per game and surrender 111.1, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-37-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-44-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 37-36-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 34-37-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/22/19 PG Darren Collison Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Myles Turner averages 13.2 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.0 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Paul George averages 28.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 7th in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 23.0. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Thunder surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 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 16th in the league. The Thunder are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +7
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