Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 4/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+6.5)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where and the Indiana Pacers (27-31) will take on the Detroit Pistons (18-42) on Saturday. Indiana opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 217.
The Detroit Pistons played the San Antonio Spurs and took a loss by a final of 106-91 in their last contest. Detroit finished the contest with a 45.5% field goal percentage (35 out of 77) and made 8 of their 22 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pistons knocked down 13 of 22 shots for a percentage of 59.1%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 43 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 15 assists in the game while creating 10 turnovers and earning 2 steals. When it comes to the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 37 out of 80 shooting. San Antonio earned 28 dimes and had 12 steals in this matchup. On top of that, San Antonio collected 43 boards (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 5 blocks. San Antonio finished the contest at 77.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 21 of their 27 attempts. They buried 11 out of their 24 tries from beyond the arc.
Josh Jackson is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He accumulated 29 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 31:05 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Jackson finished 55.0% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Pistons was Killian Hayes. He didn't pull down a rebound in his 30:38 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the game at 33.3% from the field in this contest by going 5-of-15 (12 points). At the conclusion of this game, Hayes had accumulated 5 assists.
Detroit steps onto the court with a mark of 18-42 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Detroit is pulling down 42.6 boards per contest and has tallied 1,461 assists on the campaign, which ranks 15th in the league in terms of passing. The Pistons are connecting on 35.6% on shots from distance (710 of 1,993) and 76.8% from the free throw line. They average 107.5 points per game (25th in the NBA) while going 45.0% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Pistons are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game while drawing 20.7 fouls. They give up 37.0% on shots from downtown while they are 15th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.5). The Pistons defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.8% (864 of 1,242) and they concede 44.3 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 19th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,477 relinquished so far this season.
When they last played, the Indiana Pacers walked away with a victory by a final of 122-116 when they faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pacers corralled 33 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the contest. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 13 steals in this contest. The Thunder earned 18 personal fouls for this game which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Indiana knocked down 14 of 40 tries (35.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Pacers shot 46 out of 101 from the floor which had them at 45.5%. The Pacers permitted the Thunder to make 48 of their 104 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 46.2% for this game. They went 31.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 of 29 and ended up shooting 11 out of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Indiana allowed Oklahoma City to pull down 55 in all (17 offensive).
Malcolm Brogdon ended up being important for the Pacers in this game. He made 11 of 23 in the game for a field goal percentage of 47.8%, and had 15 rebounds. Brogdon tallied 29 points in his 39:18 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 7 assists for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Indiana was Caris LeVert. He ended up finishing with 6 assists in his 40:35 minutes played, and he converted 11 of 25 from the floor. LeVert ended up shooting 44.0% from the floor as well as totaling 28 points and 5 boards.
Indiana has a mark of 27-31 this year. Indiana has totaled 6,593 pts so far this year (113.7 per contest) and they pull down 42.4 boards per contest. The Pacers are committing 20.3 personal fouls per game and they hit 78.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pacers are connecting on 46.9% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 26.7 times per contest (7th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest. The Pacers defensively are ranked 23rd in the NBA in points given up per game with 114.4. They are forcing 15.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the floor (21st in the NBA). The Indiana defense allows 37.2% on 3-pointers (672 of 1,806) and their opponents are converting on 78.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 25.8 assists and 46.3 boards per game, which ranks them 24th and 24th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+6.5)
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