Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 1 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 46-32. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 3.7 as they average 108.0 points per contest while giving up 104.3 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 39-38. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.4 points per contest and give up 107.5, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 38-39-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 33-45-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 41-35-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 37-39-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
04/02/19 PG Darren Collison Groin is out Wednesday vs Detroit
04/02/19 G Wesley Matthews Hamstring is out Wednesday vs Detroit
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
04/02/19 G Luke Kennard Foot is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Indiana
04/01/19 F Blake Griffin Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 18.2 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Reggie Jackson averages 15.5 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Pistons are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Pistons surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98 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. Indiana is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 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.
Detroit is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -1
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