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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 10/23/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore




DETROIT (41 - 45) at INDIANA (48 - 38)
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Wednesday, 10/23/2019 7:05 PM
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DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games41-45-2.642-4341-44106.653.543.7%54.0108.055.047.1%52.6
Road Games15-28-5.621-2218-24104.853.942.8%52.4109.057.347.9%53.2
Last 5 Games1-4-11-43-2101.456.640.5%52.8115.258.449.1%57.0
Division Games8-12-4.16-1312-8106.153.943.6%54.4111.955.849.9%49.8
DETROIT Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)106.653.539-8943.7%12-3534.7%17-2374.7%541123227134
vs opponents surrendering110.955.741-8945.8%12-3335.6%18-2376.7%541025218135
Team Stats (Road Games)104.853.938-8942.8%13-3634.7%17-2275.4%521122237134
Stats Against (All Games)108.055.040-8547.1%10-2834.6%18-2475.5%53924217145
vs opponents averaging110.855.741-8945.9%11-3235.4%18-2376.8%541024218135
Stats Against (Road Games)109.057.340-8347.9%10-2835.5%19-2575.8%53924217145

INDIANA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games48-38-0.940-4535-50107.354.747.2%51.5104.452.845.0%52.1
Home Games29-14+323-2015-27108.354.747.5%52.9101.350.843.5%52.2
Last 5 Games1-4-2.61-42-3100.455.641.4%49.0106.253.043.7%60.6
Division Games11-5-3.27-97-9107.952.948.7%51.5102.649.644.2%51.1
INDIANA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)107.354.741-8747.2%10-2637.2%16-2175.0%51926199135
vs opponents surrendering111.255.941-8946.0%11-3235.5%18-2376.7%541025218135
Team Stats (Home Games)108.354.742-8847.5%10-2638.0%15-2075.3%53926198135
Stats Against (All Games)104.452.839-8645.0%11-3235.6%16-2175.6%521024207155
vs opponents averaging110.755.541-8945.7%11-3235.3%18-2376.9%531024218135
Stats Against (Home Games)101.350.838-8743.5%11-3233.7%15-2075.2%521123197155
Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 96,  INDIANA 95.4
DETROIT - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/23/2019@ INDIANA              
10/30/2019@ TORONTO              
11/1/2019@ CHICAGO              
11/4/2019@ WASHINGTON              
11/6/2019NEW YORK              
11/8/2019@ INDIANA              

INDIANA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/26/2019@ CLEVELAND              
10/28/2019@ DETROIT              
10/30/2019@ BROOKLYN              
11/5/2019@ CHARLOTTE              
DETROIT: LAST SEASON: 41-41, lost in first round of Eastern Conference playoffs.
COACH: Dwane Casey (second season, 11th NBA season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Reggie Jackson (15.4 ppg), G Bruce Brown (4.3 ppg), G Tony Snell (6.0 ppg), F Blake Griffin (24.5 ppg), C Andre Drummond (17.3 ppg).
KEY LOSSES: G Wayne Ellington, G Ish Smith.
KEY ADDITIONS: G Derrick Rose, G Tony Snell.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: There are no illusions about Rose still being an MVP candidate, but he averaged 18 points a game last season and could be a real X-factor for Detroit. The Pistons have relied on the trio of Griffin, Drummond and Jackson for a while now, and Jackson has been the most erratic member of that group. If Rose gives Detroit more production at point guard, that could be a big plus for the Pistons, although his health is always a concern.
OUTLOOK: Griffin was simply terrific last season, re-establishing himself as one of the game's stars, but his injury woes popped up again right around playoff time. Detroit would love to manage his minutes in a way that keeps him fresh for the end of the season, but that won't be easy if the Pistons are on the playoff bubble like last season. Another postseason berth is certainly possible, and if things break right, maybe Detroit can get a more favorable seed and win a round, but the gap between the Pistons and the conference's top teams remains formidable.
INDIANA: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost in first round.
COACH: Nate McMillan (fourth season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Malcolm Brogdon (15.6 ppg), G Jeremy Lamb (15.3 ppg), F Domantas Sabonis (14.1 ppg), F T.J. Warren (18.0 ppg), C Myles Turner (13.3)
KEY LOSSES: F Thaddeus Young, F Bojan Bogdanovic, G Darren Collison, G Cory Joseph, G Tyreke Evans
KEY ADDITIONS: Brogdon, Lamb, Warren, G T.J. McConnell, F Justin Holiday
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The big question heading into this season is when will two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo return from a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee? He's not expected back until at least December and when he does start playing, it's unclear how long it will take him to return to form. Until then, this will be Turner's team and everyone will be watching how this new starting lineup plays together. Indiana expects Brogdon to play like the $85 million man while Sabonis moves from a valuable backup role into the starting lineup for the first time. Sabonis and Turner being paired together give the Pacers a more traditional two big-man look.
OUTLOOK: The Pacers know it will take time for all the new faces to get acclimated in sync, and they expect some rough patches early. But the offseason moves should give Indiana more scoring punch and better balance offensively. Defensively, it will be interesting to see how Sabonis or Turner defends the perimeter. But if the Pacers have a solid start and Oladipo is back to full strength before the All-Star break, they could become a surprise contender in the Eastern Conference.
Oladipo, Griffin out as Pacers open against Pistons

Surprising overachievers each of the past two seasons, the Indiana Pacers tip off the 2019-20 season Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the Detroit Pistons as contenders to win a wide-open Eastern Conference.

The loss of All-Star Paul George in the 2017 offseason elicited preseason projections of an Indiana team near the cellar in the Central division. But the emergence of swingman Victor Oladipo as an All-Star powered the Pacers to the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference in 2017-18, a feat they duplicated last year.

Last season's run came with Oladipo sidelined for 46 games with a quadriceps injury. Despite a return to 5-on-5 practices on Oct. 18, the two-time All-Star -- who last played on Jan. 23 -- will not be available for the season opener.

"I know he's working hard to get himself back," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. "I've been watching him all summer long, and I've never seen anyone attack the rehab as hard as he has."

The Pistons will also be missing a star, as the team announced Tuesday that six-time All-Star Blake Griffin will miss the start of the season due to hamstring and knee soreness. Griffin will likely miss several games, with the team saying he will be reevaluated in the first week of November.

Indiana opens with much of the young corps that kept things going down the stretch last season. The interior duo of center Myles Turner and forward Domantas Sabonis made considerable career strides in 2018-19.

Turner averaged 13.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and an NBA-best 2.7 blocked shots per game. Sabonis, who just signed a contract extension on Monday, registered career highs of 14.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Both are just 23 years old.

The addition of steady 3-point shooting wing Malcolm Brogdon from divisional rival Milwaukee helps offset the Pacers' most noteworthy roster loss from a season ago, Bojan Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic signed with Utah in the offseason after putting up 18 points per game in Indiana.

Adding Brogdon, a career 40.8 percent 3-point shooter, promises to bolster an already-dangerous lineup from deep that ranked fifth in the NBA from behind the arc a season ago. That stands in stark contrast to opening-night opponent Detroit, which tied Oklahoma City for the worst 3-point shooting percentage among playoff teams in 2018-19.

The Pistons shot just 34.8 percent from behind the arc, with no one who attempted more than two 3s per game hitting the 40 percent threshold. Guard Luke Kennard came closest at 39.4 percent on 4.3 attempts a night.

Improved long-range shooting is crucial to Detroit building on sneaking into last year's playoffs as the No. 8 seed. One Piston who seems to have taken a proactive approach to buoying the team's outside game is center Andre Drummond, one of the premier interior players in the NBA.

Drummond led the league in rebounding a season ago at 15.6 per game, and his 17.3 points per game marked a career high.

"I'm still working on the 3-point shot, which everybody seems to not like for some reason, but who really cares?" Drummond told the Detroit Free-Press in August.

He shot just 13 percent from beyond the arc a season ago, and went without a make in four preseason games. Perhaps pulling the elite post presence out of the paint is not the best path forward for first-year coach Dwane Casey, who won the 2017-18 Coach of the Year award with the Toronto Raptors.

Regardless where it comes from, Detroit could use a more consistent long ball to help produce in the absence of Griffin and open the floor for him when he returns.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 3/7/2021 1:45:19 AM EST

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