Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 11/17/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Indiana Pacers (6-9) are hitting the road to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday where they will meet the Detroit Pistons (3-10).
The Pacers faced off with the Knicks and took a loss by a final of 92-84 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Pacers left the arena with 15 and the Knicks finished the game with 10 fouls. They also made 11 out of their 34 attempts from beyond the arc. New York finished 70.0% at the charity stripe by making 7 of 10 tries. Furthermore, New York snagged 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. New York recorded 46 assists and had 22 steals in this game. In regard to the defense, Indiana allowed 43.0% from the field on 37 out of 86 shooting. They also dished out 16 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 6 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 44 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Pacers knocked down 12 of their 16 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 37.2% field goal percentage (32 of 86) and converted 8 of their 37 shots from distance.
Domantas Sabonis is someone who was a major factor in this game. He recorded 21 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 40 mins and grabbed 15 boards. Sabonis walked away from this one shooting 53.3% from the floor and also earned 3 assists.
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Indiana enters this game with a win-loss record of 6-9 on the year. They are averaging 107.5 pts per game (19th in the league) while connecting on 46.5% from the field. The Pacers are shooting 34.9% on three-point attempts (185 of 530) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Indiana is collecting 45.7 rebounds per contest and has totaled 356 dimes so far this year, which ranks 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.6 times per game and as a group are committing 20.8 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Pacers are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 19th in basketball in giving up assists with 338 relinquished on the year. The Pacers defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.7% (594 of 1,329) and they surrender 43.0 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 37.1% on three-point shots and they are ranked 17th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.4).
The last time they took the court, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 129-107 when they played the Kings. The Pistons were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this matchup. They turned it over 17 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Kings committed 13 fouls for the contest which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a rate of 94.1%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Detroit converted 13 out of their 47 attempts (27.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Pistons ended up going 39 out of 96 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.6%. The Pistons permitted the Kings to convert 52 out of their 98 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 53.1% for the game. They shot 48.5% from beyond the arc by going 16 of 33 and finished the game at 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Detroit permitted Sacramento to collect 36 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Cade Cunningham ended up having an impact for the Pistons for this game. He converted 10 of 20 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Cunningham accumulated 25 points in his 35 minutes on the court and totaled 8 assists in the game.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 3-10 on the year. The Pistons are responsible for committing 18.5 fouls every game and they connect on 77.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 21.8 times per contest (25th in the league) and they turn the ball over 15.9 times per game. Detroit has earned 1,278 pts for the campaign (98.3 per game) and they collect 42.4 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Pistons are hitting on 40.7% from the field, which ranks 30th in the league.
The Detroit defense allows 41.2% from downtown (166 of 403) and opponents are knocking down 75.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 23.9 dimes and 45.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 19th and 12th in basketball. The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 19th in the league in points given up per game with 109.0. They are able to force 16.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.6% from the field (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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