The Detroit Pistons (16-64) will look to avoid their 12th straight defeat as they face the Indiana Pacers (34-46) on Friday (April 7) at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The Piston are the worst performing team in the NBA this season and are 0-10 in their last 10 games. Their latest defeat was against the Brooklyn Nets (123-108) where four players from the starting lineup scored in double digits for the Nets, led by Mikal Bridges with 26 points. Nic Claxton also had a decent game and scored 19 points in the win. RJ Hampton came off the bench and produced an impressive performance for the Pistons, finishing with 27 points, while Jaden Ivey as usual had a 23-point game. Tonight’s opponents, the Pacers are out of the play-in spot after a disappointing 2-8 run in their last 10 games.
They are on a two-game losing streak and were defeated by the New York Knicks (138-129) in a high-scoring encounter. Eight players in the lineup scored in double digits for the Pacers but none of them could go on to put up a big score. Immanuel Quickley and Quentin Grimes proved to be too strong for the Pacers, scoring 39, and 36 points, respectively, guiding the Knicks to another win.
Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers: Match Details
Fixture: Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers
Date & Time: Friday, April 7, 07:00 p.m ET
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers: Injury Report
The two teams are dealing with a number of injuries at the moment. Starting with the Pistons, Bojan Bogdanovic is out with an Achilles injury and Alec Burks has a foot injury that keeps his out as well. Rodney McGruder is also out with a foot injury while Marvin Bagley III is probable due to concussion. Hamidou Diallo is listed out because of an ankle injury whereas Isaiah Stewart is unavailable due to a shoulder injury. Cade Cunningham is out for the season with a shin injury while Isaiah Livers is questionable due to an ankle problem. Eugene Omuruyi is also questionable due to an ankle issue.
As for the Pacers, T.J. McConnell has a hip problem and is listed as questionable while Myles Turner is questionable with an ankle problem. Tyrese Haliburton is out due to injury management and Jalen Smith is questionable because of a knee issue. Chris Duarte is out with an ankle sprain and Kendall Brown has a leg injury.
Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers: Injury List
|Bojan Bogdanovic||Detroit Pistons||Out||Achilles|
|Alec Burks||Detroit Pistons||Out||Foot|
|Rodney McGruder||Detroit Pistons||Out||Foot|
|Marvin Bagley III||Detroit Pistons||Probable||Concussion|
|Hamidou Diallo||Detroit Pistons||Out||Ankle|
|Isaiah Stewart||Detroit Pistons||Out||Shoulder|
|Cade Cunningham||Detroit Pistons||Out||Shin|
|Isaiah Livers||Detroit Pistons||Questionable||Ankle|
|Eugene Omuruyi||Detroit Pistons||Questionable||Ankle|
|T.J. McConnell||Indiana Pacers||Questionable||Hip|
|Myles Turner||Indiana Pacers||Questionable||Ankle|
|Tyrese Haliburton||Indiana Pacers||Out||Injury Management|
|Jalen Smith||Indiana Pacers||Questionable||Knee|
|Chris Duarte||Indiana Pacers||Out||Ankle|
|Kendall Brown||Indiana Pacers||Out||Leg|
Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers: Betting Odds
|Detroit Pistons||+235||+7 (-110)||O 231 (-110)|
|Indiana Pacers||-280||-7 (-110)||U 231 (-110)|
Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers: Starting 5s
Pistons: F Jalen Duren, F Eugene Omoruyi, C James Wiseman, G Jaden Ivey, G Killian Hayes
Pacers: F Aaron Nesmith, F Jordan Nwora, C Jalen Smith, G Bennedict Mathurin, G Andrew Nembhard
Detroit vs Indiana: Betting Prediction
The Pacers have a 2-1 lead over the Pistons this season. They now have a chance at home to seal the series 3-1 as their home record of 20-20 gives them the upper hand. However, the Pistons are horrible on the road at 7-32. Also, injury to key players make the Pistons heavy underdogs for tonight’s game. Defensively, the Pacers are conceding a little more compared to the Pistons. They are averaging 119.2 ppg, 29th in the league whereas the Pistons are 27th, conceding 118.8 ppg. Offensively, the Pacers are far better at 10th, averaging 116.0 ppg while the Pistons are 29th, averaging only 110.5.
Based on current form and statistics, the Pacers have a clear advantage. Expect them to cover the spread tonight.