Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/28/2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, December 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 6 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 16-16. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.7 as they average 108.3 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 23-12 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 106.8 points per game and surrender 101.2, good for a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 15-15-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 18-15-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 11-23-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/18 PG Reggie Jackson Mouth injured last game, is probable Friday vs Indiana
12/12/18 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Blake Griffin averages 25.2 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 15.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 52%.
Victor Oladipo averages 20.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Detroit averages 108.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 101.2 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game. Indiana is 24th in the league with 106.8 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Pacers are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 11th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Detroit is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Indiana is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league. The Pacers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -6
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