Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets Expert NBA Picks 11/18/2019
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1
Barclays Center is the venue where Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets (5-7, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Indiana Pacers (7-6, 2nd in the Central Division) on Monday. The line on this matchup has Brooklyn as 1 point favorites. The over/under is set at 218.
The Pacers are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 6-6-1 ATS. Brooklyn is covering the spread 41.7% of the time, going 5-7-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/17/2019 Jeremy Lamb SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/17/2019 T.J PG Groin Game Time Decision
11/17/2019 Malcolm Brogdon PG Back Game Time Decision
10/31/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
10/27/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/16/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SG Personal Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Malcolm Brogdon comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 98%. Domantas Sabonis averages 18.8 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 13.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kyrie Irving scores 28.5 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 7.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 106.8 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 45.3 boards per contest and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.9 per game. The Pacers allow 104.4 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 5th in the NBA with 116.8 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.1 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.7. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per contest with 17.0. The Nets give up 118.8 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 19th in the league.
Brooklyn is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The Nets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 105.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +1
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