New Orleans Pelicans vs Indiana Pacers 11/20/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: NBA TV
The Indiana Pacers (6-10) will try to beat the New Orleans Pelicans (2-14) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday.
The Pelicans faced the Heat and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-98 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Pelicans left the arena with 21 and the Heat had 10 personal fouls. They made 15 out of their 40 attempts from beyond the arc. Miami finished the game at 82.4% at the free throw line by burying 14 of 17 shots. On top of that, Miami pulled down 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Miami dished out 39 assists and had 29 steals for this contest. Concerning the defense, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 48.3% from the floor on 42 of 87 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Pelicans converted 22 of their 28 tries for a rate of 78.6%. New Orleans walked away from the game having earned a 44.0% FG percentage (33 of 75) and made 10 of their 35 three-point shots.
Josh Hart is one player who was a factor for this game. He walked away with 18 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes played and also pulled down 7 boards. Hart finished shooting 62.5% from the field and recorded 4 assists.
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New Orleans heads into this game with a record of 2-14 so far this season. They are averaging 101.8 points per game (26th in basketball) while hitting 42.3% from the field. The Pelicans are connecting on 33.6% on shots from distance (180 of 535) and 80.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 45.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 372 assists this season, which ranks 9th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Pelicans are forcing 12.6 turnovers every game while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. They give up 38.3% on shots from downtown and they rank 26th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (111.4). The Pelicans defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.4% (655 of 1,383) and they relinquish 43.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are 26th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 405 relinquished for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers took a loss by a score of 97-89 when they faced the Pistons. The Pacers collected 36 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 43 in the game. They gave up possession 18 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. The Pistons were called for 12 fouls for the contest which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.7%. In regard to shots from downtown, Indiana converted 9 of 37 attempts (24.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Pacers shot 33 for 79 from the field which had them sitting at 41.8%. The Pacers permitted the Pistons to convert 34 out of 80 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.5% in this game. They wrapped up this game 28.6% from 3-point land via 8 of 28 and finished the contest at 21 of 28 from the free throw line (75.0%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Indiana permitted Detroit to get 34 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Domantas Sabonis pitched in for the Pacers for the contest. He made 4 out of 7 for this contest giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 11 rebounds. Sabonis had 15 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this contest.
Indiana has a record of 6-10 so far this year. The Pacers commit 20.9 personal fouls every game and they go 75.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 23.1 times per contest (16th in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.8 times per contest. Indiana has tallied 1,701 pts this year (106.3 per contest) and they collect 45.5 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Pacers are shooting 46.3% from the floor, which ranks 8th in basketball.
The Indiana defense allows 36.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (181 of 494) and opponents are knocking down 77.2% of their free throw shots. They surrender 22.1 assists and 42.9 boards every game, which ranks 9th and 6th in the NBA. The Pacers on defense are ranked 16th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the floor (15th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans
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