The NBA is back in action today as the Indiana Pacers will clash with Detroit Pistons.
The Pacers are heading into this game after a 111-102 home victory the first half of this home and home series on Monday night. For Detroit, this will be an opportunity to bounce back after the defeat last Monday.
Indiana Pacers Form
The Pacers have a mixed success this season. Even their last few games illustrate this mixed luck this year. The Pacers lost three games in a row. Moreover, they have now lost 7 of their last 8 games. However, they showed some resilience as they beat the Pistons in the first game. The Pacers are fifth in the Eastern Conference. Anyway, this team will need to show some consistency if they want to play a vital role in the playoffs this season.
One the offensive side of the game, the Pacers score an average of 108 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 24th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 43.1 boards per game combined with 25.9 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, this Indiana team is conceding an average of 104.3 points per night. Therefore, this record makes them the best defensive team in the NBA this season.
Detroit Pistons Form
The Pistons enjoyed a good run as they managed to get two wins in a row. However, that did not last long as they lost their last game against the Pacers. Moreover, their overall recent form stands at 4 defeats in the last 6 games. Now, this Detroit team is on the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference. They will need to get some wins in order to keep their playoff spot.
One the offensive side of the game, the Pistons score an average of 107.4 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 23rd spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 44.9 boards per game combined with 22.6 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, this Detroit team is conceding an average of 107.5 points per night. Therefore, this record makes them the 7th best defensive team in the NBA this season.
The Pacers are a strong defensive team. But they will need to improve their offensive game especially since they will have to face Boston in the playoffs. On the other side, the Pistons need to win some games in order to keep their place in the playoffs. Detroit needs the win a lot more right now as they aim to stay in the mix for a postseason spot.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons 04/02/2019 is: take the Detroit Pistons -425 (Moneyline).
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