Detroit Pistons (@2.5) vs Indiana Pacers (@1.57)

Our Prediction:

Indiana Pacers will win

Detroit Pistons – Indiana Pacers Match Prediction | 25-08-2019 19:10

Oladipo, a two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week, had shot 51.2 percent from the field and 47.5 percent from 3-point range during Indiana's four-game winning streak, but was just 6-for-19 from the field and 1-for-9 from beyond the arc on Wednesday in a 100-95 loss.

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

The team is 1-6 SU in its last 7 matches on the road and is 5-5 SU in its last 10 matches overall. The Pistons racked up 45.0 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 3.9 blocks, and 6.9 steals per match. Detroit is 6th in the East with a 39-37 win/loss cap and now ranks 15th in the League. Griffin is the top point generator of the Pistons with 24.7 ppg, 46.3% in FG shooting, and 74.9% from the foul line. Detroit is trying to secure its playoff spot with 107.5 ppg at 44.2% from the field and limits foes to score at 107.5 ppg.

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The Pistons have played so well, in fact, that its begun looking like not only will they make the playoffs, but they could get up to the sixth seed in the East, which likely would mean a first-round series with... these Indiana Pacers. Fans, on DBB and elsewhere, see the Pacers as more vulnerable than other potential first-round opponents, which makes tonights game particularly interesting from a playoff preview perspective.

According to oddsmakers at, the Pacers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Pistons. The public betting for this game currently has 64 percent going on the Pacers at home. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 205 points. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. Detroit is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 11th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.

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 29th in the league. Indiana is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 3rd.


The Detroit Pistons will battle its Central Division rival, the Indiana Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis come Monday evening. The Pistons made the Blazers lose ball possession up to 17 times and restrained Portland to 37% from the field. 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. Detroit PG Reggie Jackson tallied 28 points while PF Andre Drummond followed with 22 points and 19 boards off the rim. The victory is the Pistons 11th successive home wins and it happened without PF Blake Griffin on court.

Will the Pistons recently improved offense be enough to match the Pacers consistent approach on defense? 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?

Indiana is 5th in the East with a 45-32 win/loss track and now ranks 8th in the League. The Pacers have 43.1 boards, 25.9 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 8.7 steals per encounter with team rivals. 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. 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.

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