Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, April 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 6.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 39-37. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 0.0 as they average 107.5 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 45-32 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 107.9 points per game and surrender 104.3, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 41-34-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 36-39-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 37-39-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 32-45-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/30/19 F Blake Griffin Knee missed last game, is questionable Monday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 24.7 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 15.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Myles Turner averages 13.3 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.9 per game. The Pistons allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 22nd in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Pacers are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pacers surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Pistons are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 11th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Detroit is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Indiana is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -6.5
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