Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Point Spread Picks 12/4/2019
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -1
Chesapeake Energy Arena is the venue where Danilo Gallinari and the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-11, 4th in the Northwest Division) will take on the Indiana Pacers (13-7, 2nd in the Central Division) on Wednesday. Oklahoma City opens this game as 1 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 210.
The Pacers cover the spread 57.9% of the time, having gone 11-8-1 ATS. Oklahoma City covers the spread 63.2% of the time, going 12-7-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/2/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 6
12/2/2019 JaKarr Sampson SF Back Game Time Decision
11/29/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/1/2019 Andre Roberson SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/25/2019 Hamidou Diallo SG Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jan 4
Domantas Sabonis averages 18.4 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 13.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 96%.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 18.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Danilo Gallinari averages 18.5 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Indiana averages 110.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 12th 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 7th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Oklahoma City is 21st in the league with 107.5 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Thunder are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Pacers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Indiana is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league.
Oklahoma City is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Thunder are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 14th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +1
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