Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-5.5)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where and the Detroit Pistons (6-18) will play the Indiana Pacers (12-12) on Thursday. Indiana opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 217.
The Indiana Pacers took the court against the Utah Jazz and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 103-95 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the game with a 39.8% FG percentage (37 out of 93) and knocked down 8 out of their 29 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Pacers buried 13 of 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 45 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 23 dimes for the contest in addition to getting 9 steals and 6 rejections. With regard to the defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the field on 38 out of 92 shooting. Utah dished out 22 assists and had 2 steals in this game. Additionally, the Jazz had 60 rebounds (16 offensive, 44 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Utah finished the contest at 66.7% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 21 tries. They buried 13 of 42 attempts from beyond the arc.
Domantas Sabonis is someone who played a role for this game. He was able to score 20 points on 7 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 34:14 mins and pulled down 9 boards. Sabonis ended up shooting 36.8% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. He had 4 rebounds and also collected 7 dimes. He went 35.0% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 7-of-20 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Brogdon saw the court for 36:10 min.
Indiana enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 12-12 for the year. The Pacers are hitting 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (298 of 814) and 76.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.1 pts per game (13th in the NBA) while going 47.6% from the field. They turn it over 13.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 42.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 642 assists this year, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Pacers are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are conceding 39.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 18th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.9). The Pacers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.3% (364 of 441) and they concede 45.2 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 18th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 607 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Detroit Pistons walked away with a victory by a final of 122-111 when they faced the Brooklyn Nets. The Pistons were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for this contest. They stuffed 6 tries while recording 10 steals for the game. The Nets had 22 fouls in the game which got the Pistons to the charity stripe for 21 tries. They were able to convert 15 of those for a rate of 71.4%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Detroit made 13 of their 29 tries (44.8%). Overall, the Pistons shot 47 for 84 from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.0%. The Pistons allowed the Nets to knock down 43 of their 86 tries from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% for the game. They finished the game shooting 35.5% from distance by shooting 11 out of 31 and ended up going 14 out of 16 from the free throw line (87.5%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Detroit permitted Brooklyn to get 34 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Jerami Grant was important for the Pistons in this contest. He knocked down 11 out of 19 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.9%, which had him finishing with 32 points. Grant snagged 5 boards in his 37:41 minutes of playing time and earned 4 dimes in this matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Detroit was Delon Wright. He totaled 22 points in his 37:06 minutes on the hardwood via 7 of 16 from the floor in this contest. Wright finished going 43.8% from the field while also earning 9 dimes and 4 boards.
Detroit has a record of 6-18 so far this year. The Pistons are responsible for committing 20.9 fouls per contest and they connect on 78.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.0 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 15.0 times per contest. Detroit has tallied 2,615 pts on the campaign (109.0 per contest) and they grab 42.6 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Pistons are shooting 43.3% from the field, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. The Pistons on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 113.5. They are able to force 16.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.6% from the floor (30th in basketball). The Detroit defense gives up 39.1% on shots from beyond the arc (313 of 800) and opponents are knocking down 75.1% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 25.6 dimes and 45.4 boards every game, which is ranked 23rd and 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana (-5.5)
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