Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/16/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Detroit Pistons (4-22) are headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Indiana Pacers (12-17).
The Pistons faced the Nets and went home with a loss by a final score of 116-104 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Pistons finished with 22 while the Nets totaled 17 personal fouls. They converted 11 of their 28 attempts from three-point range. Brooklyn finished the game at 92.0% at the free throw line by converting 23 of their 25 tries. In addition, Brooklyn pulled down 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Brooklyn recorded 43 assists and had 28 steals for the contest. Concerning defending, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 47.1% from the field on 41 of 87 shooting. They also doled out 24 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pistons knocked down 12 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Detroit ended with a 42.4% field goal percentage (39 of 92) and made 14 of their 37 shots from downtown.
Cade Cunningham is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. Cunningham finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 6 assists. He saw the court for 36 mins and also collected 8 rebounds. He ended up scoring 26 points on 9 out of 18 shooting.
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Detroit comes into this matchup with a record of 4-22 for the season. They average 99.7 points per outing (29th in the league) while shooting 40.9% from the field. The Pistons are shooting 31.3% from downtown (295 of 941) and 78.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 42.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 557 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 29th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 16.0 turnovers every game and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 11th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 632 relinquished so far this year. The Pistons defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.7% (1,054 of 2,209) and they relinquish 46.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 38.0% from beyond the arc and they rank 22nd in the league in opponents points per game (109.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 102-100 against the Warriors. The Pacers were able to collect 29 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 42 in this contest. They also coughed it up 10 times, while recording 11 steals in the game. The Warriors earned 17 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 31 attempts. They were able to make 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 74.2%. Concerning shooting from distance, Indiana buried 7 of 30 attempts (23.3%). Overall, the Pacers finished shooting 35 out of 87 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.2%. The Pacers permitted the Warriors to convert 42 of 84 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 50.0% in the matchup. They shot 26.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 of 30 and finished the game at 10 of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Indiana permitted Golden State to collect 38 in all (9 offensive).
Domantas Sabonis ended up being a factor for the Pacers for the contest. He knocked down 12 of 17 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 70.6%, and had 11 rebounds. Sabonis had 30 points in his 36 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Indiana has a mark of 12-17 so far this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pacers are shooting 45.9% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in basketball. Indiana has totaled 3,126 pts on the campaign (107.8 per contest) and they average 45.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.7 times per contest (13th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. The Pacers are responsible for committing 20.2 fouls per game and they connect on 77.9% from the charity stripe.
The Indiana defense concedes 34.6% on shots from distance (304 of 879) and their opponents are connecting on 78.6% of their foul shots. They have allowed 21.7 assists and 42.9 total rebounds per game, which is 3rd and 4th in the league. The Pacers defensively are ranked 11th in the league in points given up per game with 106.0. They are forcing 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (19th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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