Pacers vs Blazers predictions 1/26/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -1.5
Moda Center is the site where Hassan Whiteside and the Portland Trail Blazers (19-27, 4th in the Northwest Division) will take on the Indiana Pacers (30-16, 2nd in the Central Division) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Indiana as 1.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 226.
The Pacers are covering the spread 57.8% of the time, having gone 26-19-1 ATS. Portland is covering 36.4% of the time, going 16-28-2 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/19/19 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 SG Malcolm Brogdon Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Portland
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
01/24/20 SG CJ McCollum Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Indiana
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Myles Turner averages 12.1 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 15.5 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 14.0 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Damian Lillard averages 28.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 109.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.9 per game. The Pacers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 12th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Blazers are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Blazers surrender 114.5 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Pacers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Portland is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Blazers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +1.5
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