Detroit Pistons (@2.5) vs Indiana Pacers (@1.57)
29-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Indiana Pacers will win

Detroit Pistons – Indiana Pacers Match Prediction | 29-08-2019 19:10

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In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game. Indiana averages 108.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 8th in those offensive categories. The Pacers allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 16th in those defensive categories.

If the Pacers dont have Myles Turner available, will Kyle OQuinn and Domantas Sabonis be enough to handle Andre Drummond on the glass? Can the Pistons keep the Pacers out of transition (avoiding plays like this one) and keep the game close? Will the Pistons recently improved offense be enough to match the Pacers consistent approach on defense?

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His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. He also averages 15.1 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Blake Griffin averages 25.9 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest. Andre Drummond averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest.

Fortunately, the Pistons weve seen in February have played much better than they did that fateful night in December. Diversifying the offense has made the Pistons more effective and more difficult to shut down, and put the Pistons back into the thick of the playoff race. Since his infamous hijacking of Blake Griffins post-game interview, Reggie Jackson has looked like the Reggie of old, averaging 19 points, six assists, and a mere 1.5 turnovers a game, along with shooting 44 percent from three. Reggies improved play, in turn, has keyed a surge from Andre Drummond and made the Pistons less reliant on the effective bully-ball of Blake Griffin on a night-to-night basis.

Andre Drummond is adding 17.7 points and 15.4 rebounds per contest. Shooting has been an issue for the Pistons this season. Defensively, the Pistons are giving up 109.1 points per game, but they have the top 3-point defense in the NBA. Opponents hit just 31.9 percent from the arc against them. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 25.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. They average 108.3 points per game, but shoot just 43.6 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from the arc.

The Pistons made the Blazers lose ball possession up to 17 times and restrained Portland to 37% from the field. The victory is the Pistons 11th successive home wins and it happened without PF Blake Griffin on court. Detroit won its second game in a row after trouncing the visiting Blazers to a score of 99-90 Saturday night at the Little Caesars Arena. The Detroit Pistons will battle its Central Division rival, the Indiana Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis come Monday evening. Detroit PG Reggie Jackson tallied 28 points while PF Andre Drummond followed with 22 points and 19 boards off the rim.

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In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 2nd. Indiana is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end.

The Pacers have 43.1 boards, 25.9 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 8.7 steals per encounter with team rivals. The team is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 matches at home and 7-1 SU against the Pistons at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana is thumping in 107.9 ppg at 47.5% from the field and restricts other teams to score at 104.3 ppg. Bogdanovic is leading the Pacers in point making with 18.2 ppg, 50.2% in FG shooting, and 80.5% from the free throw stripe. Indiana is 5th in the East with a 45-32 win/loss track and now ranks 8th in the League.

Bojan Bogdanovic averages 18.2 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.

Both the Pistons and Pacers are coming off of wins on a back-to-back, with the Pacers taking care of the Pelicans at home on Friday, then flying to Washington to defeat the Wizards Saturday. Tonight, they finally return to Little Caesars Arena (where they are 17-13 this year) to take on the Indiana Pacers, who are playing well even after the loss of Victor Oladipo for the rest of the season. The Detroit Pistons havent played a home game in two weeks, between heading to Boston before the All-Star break and the subsequent road back-to-back in Atlanta and Miami.

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Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 per game. Indiana averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. The Pacers allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive categories. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories.

Normally, this is the part where youd say But despite having the second-best defense in the league, theyve struggled to score and close games without Oladipo, but that... Indy added quality 3-and-D wing Wesley Matthews on the buyout market to shore up their rotation, shifted more offensive responsibility on to Bojan Bogdanovic, and have gone 8-1 in February, with the lone loss coming at the hands of the best-in-conference Milwaukee Bucks. just hasnt been true.

They play with effort and intensity on that end every night, a huge credit to Nate McMillan, and Myles Turner (who hasnt played in their last two games and is designated Questionable with a hip injury for tonights game) has been a dark-horse Defensive Player of the Year candidate after a slow start to the season. Indiana, at 40-20 (the Pacers have FORTY wins this season?!!?!) are the no. 3 seed in the East mostly due to their defense; they have the second-best DRTG in the league (104.2), and the gap between them and the third best DRTG is the same as the gap between the third-best defense and the eighth-best defense.