Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 10/9/2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, October 9, 2017.
The Pacers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 42-40. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They had a point differential of -0.2 as they averaged 105.1 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Pistons had an overall mark of 37-45 last year. They were 5th in the Central Division. They averaged 101.3 points per contest and gave up 102.5, which was a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers were 39-43-0 against the spread last season
The Indiana Pacers were 41-41-0 against the over/under last year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 38-43-1 against the spread last season
The Detroit Pistons were 36-46-0 against the over/under last year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/5/2017 Ike Anigbogu C Knee Questionable for start of season
10/5/2017 Trey McKinney-Jones G Shoulder Questionable for start of season
9/29/2017 Glenn Robinson III G Ankle Expected to be out until at least Oct 29
6/28/2017 Edmond Sumner G Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/6/2017 Dwight Buycks G Hip Questionable for start of season
10/6/2017 Andre Drummond C Eye Questionable for start of season
10/6/2017 Reggie Jackson G Groin Questionable for start of season
6/16/2017 Reggie Bullock F Suspension Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
Myles Turner comes into this contest after averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 7.3 rebounds per game and dished out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage finished at 81%. Victor Oladipo averaged 15.9 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.6 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 44% for the year while his free throw percentage was 75%.
Andre Drummond averaged 13.6 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 13.8 rebounds per game and had 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage was at 39%. Tobias Harris averaged 16.1 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averaged 105.1 points per contest last season, which ranked them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -0.22 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 4th in the league. They averaged 42 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranked them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 15th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allowed 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 14th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.3 rebounds a game which ranked 21st and they gave up 22.3 assists per contest, which put them in 11th place in the league. They forced 14.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit was 26th in the league with 101.3 points per game last year. They were 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -1.12. They shot 33% from 3-point range, which was good for 28th in the NBA. They were 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.1. The Pistons were 29th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Pistons surrendered 102.5 points per contest, which ranked them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 21st with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons were 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game last season.
The Pacers were 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 108.6 was ranked 16th. They were 18th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 13th. As a unit they were 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Indiana was 14th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 15th in the NBA.
Detroit was 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 13th in the NBA. The Pistons were 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 106 was ranked 23rd. They were 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 27th. As a unit they were 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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