Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 19-14. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 108.6 points per contest while giving up 106.9 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 18-14. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per contest and giving up 102.2, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 15-17-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 18-12-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 13-19-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/20/17 G Avery Bradley Groin is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 25.3 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Andre Drummond averages 14 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 14.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Tobias Harris averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.67 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 21st in the league with 102.7 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.47. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 21.8. The Pistons are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Pistons surrender 102.2 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 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Pacers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 11th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 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 24th in the NBA. Indiana is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Detroit is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Pistons are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 19th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -3
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