Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 10/23/2019 NBA Odds, Spread and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 10/23/2019 Betting Odds
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
Pistons are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games. Detroit is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
Indiana is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Blake Griffin PF Hamstring is out indefinitely
Markieff Morris PF Thigh is “?” Wednesday vs Indiana
Reggie Jackson PG Back is probable Wednesday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
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