Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (4-5) at Indiana Pacers (4-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -7.5 -- Over/Under:
The Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Detroit Pistons could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Andre Drummond is averaging 21.9 points and 18.6 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 20.8 points and 6.3 assists. Luke Kennard is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost three straight road games.
The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 22.3 points and 9.9 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 20.3 points and 12.3 rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won three straight home games.
The Pistons are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Pacers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana and home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The under is 20-8 in Pacers last 28 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 road games.
The Detroit Pistons are already falling apart with losses in five of their last eight and a defense that struggles to get stops, but now they may be without Derrick Rose. The Indiana Pacers are playing their best ball of the season and I'd expect the defensive effort to improve as we get deeper into the season. I don't love this line, but the Pacers could run away with this game given how poor the Pistons have been as of late.