Indiana Pacers at Portland Blazers NBA Betting Tips 3/18/2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Monday, March 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 44-26. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 4.2 as they average 108.0 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Blazers have an overall record of 42-27 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 114.0 points per game and surrender 110.4, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 35-34-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 28-42-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 39-30-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 36-33-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/16/19 G CJ McCollum Knee left last game, is doubtful Monday vs Indiana
Darren Collison comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Myles Turner averages 13.1 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 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Jusuf Nurkic averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 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 43.0 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 13.7 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 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 9th in the league with 114.0 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Blazers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Blazers surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Pacers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 2nd. 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 11th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 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 19th in the league.
Portland is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Blazers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -3.5
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