Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 10/28/2019 NBA Odds, Picks and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 10/28/2019 – After sweeping the preseasons, the Indiana Pacers opened the 2019-20 NBA season on a 0-2 hole following back-to-back losses to Detroit and Cleveland. The Pistons, meanwhile, dropped their next two assignments against Atlanta and Philadelphia after winning the season-opener on the road. Bet on NBA games now for Monday night’s ballgame between the Pacers and the Pistons is set to be an action-packed grudge match at Little Caesars Arena.
Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 10/28/2019
Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 10/28/2019 Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Pacers never thought they are going to miss Victor Oladipo and Bojan Bogdanovic this much. But after a 0-2 start, it’s now evident that they will need a prolific scoring wing to survive this season’s grind. Malcolm Brogdon has delivered in his first two games for the Pacers, averaging 26.8 points on 54.8 FG% and 10.0 assists per game. The frontcourt tandem of Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis has also been erratic, conniving for 52 points in the season-opener before coming up with a combined 25 in the next game.
Players to Watch: Malcolm Brogdon (26.0 PPG and 10.0 APG)), Domantas Sabonis (20.5 PPG and 9.0 RPG) and Myles Turner (18.0 PPG and 10.0 RPG)
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Pistons are also a mixed bag of good and bad things after going 1-2 out of their first three assignments. The good is Derrick Rose is having his best start since his MVP season, averaging 25.3 points on ultra-efficient 64.6% FG shooting with five assists per game. Andre Drummond is also averaging a gaudy double-double with 22.0 PPG and 15.7 RPG. The bad news is Detroit ranks 29th in the league (39.7 RPG), which can be remedied once Blake Griffin returns from his hamstring injury.
Players to Watch
Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 10/28/2019 Betting Numbers
Indiana is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Jeremy Lamb – Questionable (Hip) Victor Oladipo – OUT (Knee)
Blake Griffin – OUT (Hamstring) Reggie Jackson – Doubtful (Back)
Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
Expect the Pacers to play aggressive basketball right from the get-go. They cannot afford to leave Little Caesars Arena with a 0-3 record. If they want to contend for a playoff spot, they have to start their winning ways now before it’s too late. As for the Pistons, back-to-back setbacks should motivate them to play harder against Indiana. Top betting sites put the Pacers -130 favorites, but the Pistons should pose a serious threat given their smashing victory the last time.
Moneyline: Detroit and Indiana split their last 10 games. If the season-opener serves an indication, the Pistons should win this game especially if they can get the same monster production from Drummond.
ATS: Similar to their head-to-head record, both teams sport a 5-5 ATS record in the last games. The Pacers are coming in -2 point favorites, though I am not confident they can hold off the Pistons from taking another win from them.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 211.5 points. Indiana is averaging 110.00 points per game while Detroit is scoring 109 per contest so far this season. Reaching O/U totals shouldn’t be a problem for these teams who really thrive in high-scoring contests.
Score Prediction: 119-111 Pistons