Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the venue where Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers (4-4, 2nd in the Central Division) will take on the Detroit Pistons (4-5, 3rd in the Central Division) on Friday. Indiana opens this matchup as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 224.
The Pistons cover the spread 44.4% of the time, having gone 4-5-0 ATS. Indiana covers the spread 50.0% of the time, going 4-4-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/5/2019 Derrick Rose PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/5/2019 Blake Griffin PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/5/2019 Tim Frazier PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/6/2019 Myles Turner C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/6/2019 Jeremy Lamb SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
10/31/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
10/27/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Luke Kennard comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 21.9 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 18.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 22.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 98%. Domantas Sabonis averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 17.4 per game. The Pistons allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 26.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 19th in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Pacers are 28th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Pacers surrender 106.4 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game.
The Pistons are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 21st. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Detroit is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Indiana is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Pacers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 13th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -6.5
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