Detroit Pistons VS Indiana Pacers

NBA Basketball 07:00 PM EST

Friday

04/03/2019

FSIN

Spread: Detroit Pistons +1.5

Over/Under: 216.5

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Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 4/3/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

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It is the Indiana Pacers’ turn to invade “The Motor City” and battle the Pistons at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Indiana looks to close their season series with the Pistons after beating them Monday night with a score of 111-102 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana. Size matters in the last match for both squads as Nuggets’ big men PFs Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis pressed Pistons PF Andre Drummond in the paint. PF Blake Griffin did not play in this outing with a sore knee. Sabonis delivered 18 points and 12 rebounds off the glass but exited in the middle of the 4th quarter followed by Turner with 17 points, 6 boards, and Sabonis finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out midway through the fourth, followed by Turner with 17 points, six boards, and three steals. SFs Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic brought in 19 points each for the Pacers.

Indiana is fighting for home court positioning with 108.0 ppg at 47.6% from the field while restraining other teams at 104.3 ppg. The Pacers collected 43.1 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 8.7 steals per match. Bogdanovic is the leader in scoring for Indiana with 18.2 ppg, 50.0% in FG shooting, and 80.8% from the free throw line. The team is 3-7 SU in its last 10 matches and 12-5 SU against the Pistons in its last 17 games. Indiana is 5th in the East with a 46-32 win/loss advantage and now ranks 11th in the League.

Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Predictions 4/3/2019

Back in “The Motor City”, The Pistons need to win its remaining postseason matches to have a shot at the Eastern playoffs. PF Blake Griffin’s absence allowed Indiana’s big men to dominate the paint and control the boards. Coach Casey commented on loose balls and 52 points inside the paint are the factors that broke Detroit’s back in its recent match with the Pacers. Though Drummond delivered his 10th straight double-double, SG Reggie Jackson made 22 while Thon Maker had 14, the Pistons fell short to win the match.

Detroit is racking up 107.4 ppg at 44.2% from the field while allowing other teams to score up to 107.5 ppg. The Pistons revs up with 44.9 ppg, 22.6 assists, 4.0 blocks, and 6.9 steals per contest. Griffin is the leading point generator for the Pistons with 24.7 ppg, 46.3% in FG shooting, and 74.9% from the free throw stripe. The team is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 home matches against the Pacers and 8 out of its 11 home matches went over totals. Detroit still struggles for an official spot in the Eastern playoffs at 6th place with a 39-38 win/loss package and now ranks 15th in the League.

Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons. The NBA Pick for this match is Detroit Pistons +1.5. Pacers PGs Darren Collison (groin) and Wesley Matthews (hamstring) will not suit up in this match. Pistons PF Blake Griffin (knee) and SF Like Kennard (foot) are not sure to be in this contest. The Pacers ranks no. 3 in defense in the League while both squads are 28th and 24th in pace respectively – an under is more likely to result in the totals. Predicted to win this match is the Pistons with a score of 108-106.

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NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM- ET

Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan.

Date: April 3, 2019

TV: FSIN

NBA Odds: Detroit Pistons +1.5

Totals NBA Odds: 216.5

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