Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Little Caesars Arena
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Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers (0-2, 5th in the Central Division) go to Little Caesars Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Detroit Pistons (1-2, 3rd in the Central Division). Detroit opens this game as 2 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 211.5.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/26/2019 Jeremy Lamb SG Hip Expected to be out until at least Oct 28
10/23/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/26/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Oct 28
10/22/2019 Blake Griffin PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 4
Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 39 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Malcolm Brogdon averages 26 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Andre Drummond averages 22 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 16 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Derrick Rose averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 36 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 16 per game. The Pacers allow 115 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 51% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 25 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 15th in the league with 110 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 22. The Pistons are 9th in turnovers per game with 18. The Pistons surrender 115 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 28 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 39 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17 per game.
The Pacers are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Indiana is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 58%, which is 3rd in the league.
Detroit is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pistons are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 24th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +2
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