Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -2.5
Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers (14-7, 2nd in the Central Division) travel to Little Caesars Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Detroit Pistons (8-14, 4th in the Central Division). Indiana opens this game as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 218.
The Pacers cover the spread 60.0% of the time, having gone 12-8-1 ATS. Detroit is covering 38.1% of the time, going 8-13-1 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/4/2019 JaKarr Sampson SF Back Game Time Decision
12/4/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Game Time Decision
12/4/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 6
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/4/2019 Luke Kennard SG Knee Game Time Decision
12/4/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
12/4/2019 Markieff Morris PF Neck Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Domantas Sabonis averages 18.4 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 13.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 16.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Luke Kennard averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Indiana averages 109.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 41.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Detroit is 17th in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Pistons are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.3.
The Pacers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 9th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Indiana is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Detroit is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 18th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -2.5
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