Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks 2/25/2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Indiana Pacers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, February 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 2 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 40-20. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.4 as they average 108.6 points per contest while giving up 103.2 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 28-30. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.1 points per contest and give up 108.1, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 30-28-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 24-35-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-30-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 25-31-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/23/19 F Myles Turner Hip is questionable Monday vs Detroit
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.9 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Andre Drummond averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.1 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Blake Griffin averages 25.9 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Indiana averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Detroit is 23rd in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Pistons are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. 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 28th in the league. Indiana is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Detroit is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 10th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -2
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks