Indiana Pacers vs San Antonio Spurs Predictions, NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/2/2020
Game: Indiana Pacers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -2
Bryn Forbes and the San Antonio Spurs (25-33, 5th in the Southwest Division) play the Indiana Pacers (36-24, 2nd in the Central Division) at AT&T Center on Monday, March 2, 2020. San Antonio opens this contest as 2 point underdogs. The total opens at 224.
The Pacers cover the spread 53.4% of the time, having gone 31-27-2 ATS. San Antonio covers the spread 42.1% of the time, going 24-33-1 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/29/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Indiana
Myles Turner averages 11.6 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 22.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Bryn Forbes averages 11.1 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Indiana averages 109.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 114.5 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. San Antonio is 11th in the league with 112.9 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. 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 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Spurs are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 26th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 18th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -2
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