Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 11/8/2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 4 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 110.3 points per contest while giving up 109.1 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 7-3. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per contest and giving up 101.2, which is a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 7-2-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/07/17 F Domantas Sabonis Calf is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs. New Orleans
11/06/17 F TJ Leaf Ankle is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs. New Orleans
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/07/17 F Stanley Johnson Hip is "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
11/04/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Darren Collison averages 13.1 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Tobias Harris averages 19.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 110.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14.6 per game. The Pacers allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 16th in the league with 104.8 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Pistons are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Pistons surrender 101.2 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per game this season.
The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Detroit is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pistons are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 16th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 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 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -4
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