San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 4/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+2.5)
The Indiana Pacers (26-29) play the San Antonio Spurs (27-28) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday. The spread on this contest has Indiana as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 230.5.
The San Antonio Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Phoenix Suns and walked away with a win by a score of 111-85 in their last contest. San Antonio wrapped up the game having earned a 50.6% FG percentage (45 out of 89) and buried 12 of 29 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Spurs converted 9 of 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 46 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In relation to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the floor on 36 of 90 shooting. Phoenix distributed 19 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Phoenix snagged 48 boards (15 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 9 rejections. Phoenix finished 43.8% at the free throw line by converting 7 of 16 attempts. They knocked down 6 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Keldon Johnson is a player who was important in this game. He racked up 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29:12 minutes played and snagged 1 rebound. Johnson walked away from this one shooting 63.6% from the field and earned 1 assist. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Spurs was Dejounte Murray. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 27:46 min on the basketball court. He ended up shooting 66.7% from the field in the game by shooting 6-of-9 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Murray had accumulated 3 assists.
San Antonio steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 27-28 this year. They are turning it over 11.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.9 fouls every game. As a team, San Antonio is collecting 43.9 boards per contest and has accumulated 1,352 assists on the year, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Spurs are hitting 35.8% on 3-pointers (573 of 1,600) and 78.3% from the free throw line. They average 110.7 points per outing (20th in the league) while hitting 46.2% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 7th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,348 surrendered for the year. The Spurs are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (744 of 1,010) and they concede 47.3 boards per game as a unit. They relinquish 37.6% from beyond the arc and they rank 13th in basketball in opponents PPG (111.4).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Pacers went home defeated by a final of 119-111 against the Utah Jazz. The Pacers snagged 29 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 43 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 13 steals in this contest. The Jazz earned 19 fouls in this contest which got the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to convert 16 of them for a clip of 94.1%. With respect to 3-point shots, Indiana buried 13 out of 39 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Pacers walked away from this one shooting 41 for 105 from the floor which had them sitting at 39.0%. The Pacers allowed the Jazz to make 42 of 87 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.3% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 38.1% from downtown by connecting on 16 out of 42 and finished the game at 19 of 24 from the free throw line (79.2%). In relation to rebounding, Indiana permitted Utah to get 56 overall (10 offensive).
Caris LeVert pitched in for the Pacers for the contest. He made 10 of 24 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and tallied 7 rebounds. LeVert earned 24 points in his 33:51 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists for this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Domantas Sabonis. He came away with 7 assists in his 35:35 minutes on the hardwood, and he converted 7 out of 19 from the floor. Sabonis ended up shooting 36.8% from the floor and also contributing 22 points and 15 boards.
Indiana has a record of 26-29 this year. The Pacers are committing 20.1 fouls per game and they hit 79.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 26.7 times per contest (8th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per game. Indiana has totaled 6,260 points so far this year (113.8 per contest) and they snag 42.2 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Pacers are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pacers defensively are ranked 22nd in basketball in PPG surrendered with 114.2. The Indiana defense concedes 37.4% on 3-point attempts (642 of 1,717) and their opponents are making 78.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 25.9 dimes and 45.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 24th and 23rd in the league. They are able to force 15.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (22nd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana (-2.5) and over 230.5 points
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