Indiana Pacers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/12/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Indiana Pacers (22-45) are traveling to AT&T Center on Saturday where they will take on the San Antonio Spurs (25-41).
The Pacers faced the Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 127-124 in their last contest. Indiana walked away from the game having earned a 53.8% field goal percentage (49 of 91) and converted 16 of 32 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pacers converted 10 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they collected 38 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 35 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 47 of 94 shooting. Cleveland earned 40 assists and had 25 steals in the matchup. In addition, Cleveland collected 26 rebounds (14 offensive, 12 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Cleveland finished the game shooting 88.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 24 of their 27 attempts. They converted 9 of 32 shots from 3-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Pacers ended up walking away with 20 and the Cavaliers finished the game with 8 personal fouls.
Tyrese Haliburton is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up finishing with 25 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. Haliburton shot 64.3% from the field and dished out 9 assists.
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Indiana comes into this one with a record of 22-45 on the season. They have an average of 110.3 pts per game (14th in the league) while connecting on 46.0% from the floor. The Pacers are hitting 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (800 of 2,356) and 75.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 44.8 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,660 assists for the campaign, which is 10th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.3 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Pacers are forcing 12.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They surrender 36.1% on 3-point shots and they are 24th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.8). The Pacers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.3% (2,788 of 5,896) and they surrender 43.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 12th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,598 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Spurs took a loss by a final score of 119-104 when they played the Raptors. When discussing rebounding, San Antonio allowed Toronto to get 34 in total (13 offensive). They wrapped up this game 36.7% from beyond the perimeter via 11 of 30 and ended up shooting 26 of 28 at the charity stripe (92.9%). The Spurs permitted the Raptors to make 41 of 85 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 48.2% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Spurs ended up shooting 38 out of 84 from the field which had them shooting 45.2%. Concerning three-point attempts, San Antonio converted 9 of 32 tries (28.1%). They were able to knock down 19 of those for a clip of 95.0%. The Raptors committed 10 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. The Spurs corralled 29 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for this contest.
Dejounte Murray ended up being a factor for the Spurs for this game. He buried 9 out of 17 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and had 9 rebounds. Murray racked up 25 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and added 12 assists in the game.
San Antonio has a mark of 25-41 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Spurs are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which is ranked 5th in basketball. San Antonio has accounted for 7,437 pts so far this year (112.7 per contest) and they pull in 45.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 28.2 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per contest. The Spurs commit 18.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 74.1% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense surrenders 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (771 of 2,165) and their opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their free throw shots. They concede 23.9 assists and 46.8 rebounds every game, which is 12th and 25th in the NBA. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 25th in basketball in points given up per game with 113.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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