Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers NBA Point Spread Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 2 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 41-26. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.1 as they average 115.2 points per contest while giving up 111.1 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 43-25 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 108.2 points per game and surrender 103.9, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-32-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 32-34-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-33-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 28-39-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
03/11/19 F Markieff Morris Neck left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/12/19 G Tyreke Evans Respiratory is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Oklahoma City
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Russell Westbrook averages 23.1 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest. He averages 10.5 assists per contest and 11.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 28.2 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Darren Collison averages 11.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Myles Turner averages 13.1 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 103.9 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game. Indiana is 21st in the league with 108.2 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Pacers are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Thunder are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 4th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Indiana is 13th in the NBA 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 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Pacers are 16th 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 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. 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.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +2
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