Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 1.5 point favorites.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 7-8. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.5 points per game and surrendering 109.3, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 10-3-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond averages 13.6 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 15.8 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%.
Darren Collison averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Victor Oladipo averages 23.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Detroit averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.64 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season. Indiana is 8th in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Pacers are 28th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Pistons are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 24th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Detroit is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Indiana is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Pacers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 6th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -1.5
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