Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks 1/17/2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 29-16. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.9 as they average 115.4 points per contest while giving up 112.4 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 29-14 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 109.0 points per game and surrender 103.0, good for a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-24-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 25-18-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 21-20-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 19-23-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jimmy Butler averages 19.4 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 57%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Victor Oladipo averages 19.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league. Philadelphia averages 115.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 27.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 103.0 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Indiana is 21st in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Pacers are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The 76ers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 11th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Indiana is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Pacers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 104.8 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 54% is 6th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -2.5
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