Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 3/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Pistons (15-47) will compete against the Indiana Pacers (22-42) on Friday.
The Pacers faced off with the Magic and took home the win by a score of 122-114 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Pacers finished with 19 while the Magic recorded 18 personal fouls. They also converted 10 of 32 shots from beyond the arc. Orlando ended up going 80.0% at the charity stripe by making 16 of their 20 attempts. On top of that, Orlando grabbed 40 rebounds (12 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Orlando distributed 52 assists and had 22 steals for the matchup. With regard to defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 45.4% from the floor on 44 out of 97 shooting. They also doled out 23 dimes in this contest while forcing 5 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned 54 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Pacers converted 28 of 35 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Indiana finished with a 43.6% field goal percentage (41 of 94) and buried 12 of their 37 three-point attempts.
Malcolm Brogdon is someone who played a role in the game. He was able to score 31 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played for 41 mins and grabbed 11 rebounds. Brogdon walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the floor and also earned 8 dimes.
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Indiana heads into this matchup with a record of 22-42 for the season. They cough up possession 14.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Indiana is pulling down 44.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,573 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 9th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pacers are shooting 33.9% on three-point shots (764 of 2,253) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 109.9 points per outing (15th in basketball) while hitting 45.9% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pacers are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers every game and they draw 19.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.9% from 3-point land and they rank 22nd in basketball in points per game from their opponents (112.3). The Pacers are giving up a FG percentage of 47.2% (2,654 of 5,622) and they surrender 43.3 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 13th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,512 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-113 against the Wizards. The Pistons earned 29 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Wizards were called for 15 personal fouls for the contest which got the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of them for a rate of 82.6%. Regarding shots from distance, Detroit converted 8 out of their 27 attempts (29.6%). In all, the Pistons finished the game shooting 43 out of 90 from the field which had them sitting at 47.8%. The Pistons permitted the Wizards to knock down 41 out of 82 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 50.0% for this game. They finished 50.0% from 3-point land by going 13 out of 26 and finished the contest at 21 of 26 at the charity stripe (80.8%). In the matter of rebounding, Detroit allowed Washington to snag 30 in total (12 offensive).
Jerami Grant was important for the Pistons for this contest. He made 9 out of 17 in this contest giving him a rate of 52.9%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Grant racked up 26 points in his 36 mins of playing time and totaled 4 assists for the contest.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 15-47 on the season. The Pistons have committed 21.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 77.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.7 times per contest (26th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per contest. Detroit has scored 6,398 points this year (103.2 per game) and they collect 43.1 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Pistons are hitting on 42.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 29th in the NBA.
The Detroit defense allows 37.7% on 3-pointers (766 of 2,034) and their opposition knocks down 77.1% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 25.6 dimes and 46.5 rebounds per game, which ranks them 26th and 24th in basketball. The Pistons defensively are ranked 26th in basketball in points allowed per game with 112.7. They have forced 15.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (28th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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