Indiana Pacers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 4/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+2.5)
AT&T Center is the venue where and the San Antonio Spurs (24-22) will take on the Indiana Pacers (21-25) on Saturday. San Antonio opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The total opens at 221.5.
The Indiana Pacers played the Miami Heat and took a loss by a final of 92-87 in their last game. Indiana ended the game having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (34 out of 85) and buried 11 out of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pacers made 8 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 48 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists for this game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 41.0% from the field on 32 out of 78 shooting. Miami distributed 22 assists and had 5 steals in the game. On top of that, Miami grabbed 42 rebounds (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Miami ended up shooting 64.3% from the charity stripe by burying 18 of their 28 shots. They buried 10 of 32 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Myles Turner is a guy who was important in the game. He recorded 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played 27:54 minutes and also collected 6 boards. Turner shot 66.7% from the field but finished the game without an assist. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Pacers was Caris LeVert. He had 1 rebound in his 32:49 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the game at 41.7% from the floor in the game by connecting on 5-of-12 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, LeVert accounted for 6 assists.
Indiana comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 21-25 for the season. They average 112.7 pts per contest (13th in basketball) on 46.9% from the field. The Pacers are connecting on 36.3% on shots from downtown (576 of 1,586) and 78.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 41.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,233 assists for the year, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.2 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Pacers are forcing 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 18.6 fouls. The Pacers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.0% (709 of 857) and they relinquish 45.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 18th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,189 relinquished on the season. They relinquish 37.9% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the San Antonio Spurs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 134-129 when they played the Atlanta Hawks. The Spurs snagged 35 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 46 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 6 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Hawks had 22 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Spurs to the free throw line for 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, San Antonio converted 13 of 40 attempts (32.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Spurs finished the game shooting 49 out of 110 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.5%. The Spurs permitted the Hawks to knock down 50 of 100 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.0% in the game. They went 54.2% from distance by going 13 of 24 and finished the game at 21 of 26 at the charity stripe (80.8%). Concerning cleaning the glass, San Antonio allowed Atlanta to get 57 in total (10 on the offensive side).
DeMar DeRozan was important for the Spurs in this game. He knocked down 14 of 27 in this matchup for a rate of 51.9%, and tallied 5 rebounds. DeRozan totaled 36 points in his 46:53 mins on the hardwood and had 9 dimes for the contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for San Antonio was Derrick White. He ended up with 3 assists in 44:33 minutes on the court, and he shot 10 out of 20 from the floor. White ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor while totaling 29 points and 1 rebound.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 24-22 on the campaign. The Spurs are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 78.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.4 times per game (18th in the NBA) and they turn it over 11.2 times per contest. San Antonio has accumulated 5,069 points this season (110.2 per contest) and they average 44.1 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spurs are connecting on 45.9% from the floor, which ranks 20th in the NBA. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.1. They have forced 13.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (15th in basketball). The San Antonio defense allows 37.9% on 3-point shots (587 of 1,549) and their opposition knocks down 75.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 24.6 assists and 47.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 16th and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+2.5)
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