Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 4 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 14-13. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 102.4 points per contest while giving up 102.3 per game. The Pacers have an overall mark of 16-12. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.5 points per contest and giving up 107.2, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-9-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 17-11-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 13-14-1 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/14/17 F Anthony Tolliver Nose injured last game, is probable Thursday vs Atlanta
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 15.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Tobias Harris averages 18.2 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Myles Turner averages 14.1 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 102.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.19 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.7 per game. The Pistons allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 7th in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.29. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Pacers are 24th in turnovers per game with 14. The Pacers surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Detroit is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Indiana is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Pacers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 11th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -4
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