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Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 10/23/2019 NBA Odds, Spread and Game Analysis

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Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 10/23/2019 NBA Odds, Spread and Game Analysis

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 10/23/2019 – The Detroit Pistons will open their 2019-20 NBA season with top star Blake Griffin nursing a hamstring injury. NBA betting can’t be this more thrilling as the Pistons square it off with the Indiana Pacers, who will also miss their franchise player Victor Oladipo due to injury. It’s a battle between two starless but still formidable Eastern Conference teams on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 10/23/2019

When: Wednesday, 10/23/2019 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Indiana
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

 

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 10/23/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Detroit Pistons +4 (-110) 209 o (-110) +143

Indiana Pacers
-4 (-110) 209 u (-110) -175
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Detroit Pistons Betting

The Pistons might have added several new faces to their roster, but their system will continue to revolve around Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. Derrick Rose, who revived his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, is ready to provide a much-needed scoring punch for Detroit, who ranked 25th in points per game (107.0 PPG) during the 2019-20 season. The firepower is now there for the Pistons, but keeping their stars healthy remains the biggest obstacle for this team to blow up.

Players to Watch: Blake Griffin (24.5 PPG on 46.2 FG%, 7.5 RPG and 5.4 APG*), Aaron Gordon (17.3 PPG on 53.3 FG%, 15.6 RPG and 1.4 APG*), Derrick Rose (18.0 PPG on 48.2 FG%, 2.7 RPG and 4.3 APG*)

Indiana Pacers Betting

The Pacers made some interesting moves these past few months, signing guard Malcolm Brogdon to a near-max contract and locking up big man Domantas Sabonis to a four-year, $85 million extension. Indiana will be playing the first few months of the season without Oladipo, who is still recovering from a right knee injury. Losing Bogdan Bogdanovic would be tough, yet I still see the Pacers among the top-4 talented teams in the East.

Players to Watch: Malcolm Brogdon (15.4 PPG on 50.5 FG%, 4.5 RPG and 3.2 APG*), Myles Turner (13.3 PPG on 48.7 FG%, 7.2 RPG and 1.6 APG*), and Domantas Sabonis (14.1 PPG on 59.0 FG%, 9.3 RPG and 2.9 APG*).

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 10/23/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Detroit Pistons

Pistons are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games. Detroit is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
Detroit is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games against Indiana.
They are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games against Indiana.
Detroit is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
The Pistons are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana.
They are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Detroit is 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Central division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games played in October.

Indiana Pacers

Indiana is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games.
Indiana is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
They are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Indiana is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit.
Pacers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Indiana is 11-4 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Central division.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana’s last 8 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Pistons

Blake Griffin PF Hamstring is out indefinitely

Markieff Morris PF Thigh is “?” Wednesday vs Indiana

Reggie Jackson PG Back is probable Wednesday vs Indiana

Pacers

Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers
42-43-1 Against the Spread 40-45-1
41-44-1 Straight Up 35-50-1
106 Points per Game 107
107 Points Allowed per Game 104
43.72 Offensive FG% 47.16
74.68 Offensive FT% 75.01
34.71 Offensive 3PT% 37.23
47.12 Defensive FG% 44.96
75.52 Defensive FT% 75.57
34.65 Defensive 3PT% 35.57

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks

The Pacers are the NBA betting favorite in this match, even without Oladipo. Based on their form this preseason, Indiana is going to be an entertaining, high-scoring team with Brogdon, Sabonis, and Turner leading the charge. As for the Pistons, Drummond will need to do the heavy lifting if he wants his team to open the season with a bang.

Moneyline: According to the ESPN basketball power index, the Pacers enjoy a 69.9 percentage to win the game. It’s a winnable game indeed for Indiana, especially if Blake Griffin sits out.

ATS: The Pacers are -5 points favorite to win the match. The Pistons would probably miss Griffin’s double-double output, but I expect them to stay within five points towards the closing minutes of the game. In the last 10 games vs. Indiana, Detroit is a solid 4-6 Against the Spread.

TOTALs: The Pacers scored 108.0 points per game last season, while the Pistons averaged 107 points per contest. This game will see both teams scoring over 100 points.

Score Prediction: Pacers 106, Pistons 103