Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers Free Prediction 04/01/19

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The NBA’s top scoring defense will be at home in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, when the Indiana Pacers (45-32) challenge the Detroit Pistons (39-37). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, April 1, 2019, and will air on Fox Sports Midwest – Indiana.

Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Odds

The Pistons will be hoping for a similar result after covering the 4.5-point spread against the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game, 99-90. The Pacers, on the other hand, were topped by the Orlando Magic, 121-116, and failed to cover as 1.5-point underdogs. The Detroit game went 24.5 points under the projected point total of 213.5, while the Indiana game went 31.5 points over the projected point total of 205.5.

Detroit played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.233 (above their season average of 0.194) and a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 11.6). For those same stats, Portland was 0.098 and 13.0, respectively. Indiana, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (above their season average of 21.9). Indiana was led by Darren Collison, who contributed 24 points and nine assists. Meanwhile, Andre Drummond played a key role for Detroit with 22 points and 19 rebounds.

The Pistons had the upper hand in the most recent game, a 113-109 win, to even the season series at one. Drummond put up a double-double in the victory with 26 points and 16 rebounds. The Pistons’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Pacers. Detroit had a rate of 33.3, while Indiana posted a mark of 27.3. The two teams combined to put up 222 points, which was over the projected point total of 211, and Detroit covered as a 3-point favorite.

A little over half of the Pistons’ games have finished under the total. Detroit heads into the contest with records of 39-37 straight up (SU) and 41-34-1 against the spread (ATS).

Vegas has a tendency to place the total high when the Pacers are involved, as 45 of their 76 games have ended under the O/U total. Further, Indiana owns records of 45-32 SU and 37-39-1 ATS.

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the league’s slowest-paced teams face off. Indiana ranks 26th in possessions per game (100.2) and Detroit is 24th (100.2).

Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Pacers, ATS Winner – Pacers, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Pistons rank first in second chance points allowed per game (10.9) while the Pacers rank 10th (12.9).
  • Detroit ranks sixth in three pointers attempted per game (34.6) while Indiana ranks 29th (25.4).
  • The Pacers rank 13th in fast break points per game (14.5) while the Pistons rank 29th (9.9).
  • Indiana ranks fourth in points allowed in the paint per game (44.8) while Detroit ranks 19th (49.9).
  • Indiana ranks 19th in blocks per game (4.9) while Detroit ranks 28th (3.9).
  • The Pacers rank third in steals per game (8.7) while the Pistons rank 23rd (6.9).
  • The Pacers rank third in points off turnovers per game (18.9) while the Pistons rank 18th (15.9).
  • Indiana ranks fourth in rebounds allowed per game (43.3) while Detroit ranks sixth (43.6).
  • Indiana ranks eighth in assists per game (25.9) while Detroit ranks 26th (22.7).
  • When holding opponents below 100 points, Detroit is 14-3 and Indiana is 24-3.
  • In games where they reach the century mark, the Pacers are 40-17 and the Pistons are 35-23.
  • Detroit is 20-18 ATS on the road, while Indiana is 22-16 ATS at home.
  • In 38 road games, the Pistons have 22 unders, 15 overs and 1 push.
  • Of the Pacers’ 38 home games, they have 25 unders and 13 overs.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Detroit and Indiana have both had 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Pistons are 5-0 ATS over their last five games, while the Pacers are 2-3.
  • The Pistons’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.2, up from 0.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Pacers have scored an average of 108.0 points per game (0.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 108.4 points per game (4.1 above their season average).