Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 3/11/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 3/11/23
Sat 11th March 2023

The Indiana Pacers (30-37, 11-21 Away) are on the road to face the Detroit Pistons (15-52, 8-26 Home), who will be out to snap their losing run, on Saturday.

Indiana topped the Houston Rockets 134-125 in overtime at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Thursday. With 29 points and 19 assists, Tyrese Haliburton had a standout performance.

The Pacers are 12th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit dropped their 10th in a row on Thursday at Little Caesars Arena, falling to the Charlotte Hornets 113-103. Cory Joseph scored 17 to top the scoresheet in the losing effort.

With 16 points and 13 rebounds, James Wiseman also produced a strong performance. The Pistons are the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Indiana will be aiming for a season sweep against Detroit after winning the only prior matchup 124-115 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in October 2022.

Bennedict Mathurin led the Pacers with 27 points, while Haliburton was a key contributor with 24 points, 10 assists, and five steals. Cade Cunningham had 22 points in the losing effort.

The Pacers have been led this season by Haliburton and Myles Turner, who are averaging 20.8 and 18.0 points per game, respectively. Turner also has grabbed 7.6 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has dished 10.4 assists per game, second-most in the NBA. Bojan Bogdanovic has been the primary provider for the Pistons on offense, averaging 21.6 points per game.

Jalen Duren is averaging 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is tallying 5.9 assists. The Pacers are 2-7 in nine visits to Little Caesars Arena. Detroit has dropped five in a row at home this season.

Indiana is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -0.8 (123.1-123.9). For the season, the Pacers are averaging 115.7 points per game, compared to 118.0 for opponents. Detroit has lost each of the last 10, allowing 113.9 points per game on average while scoring only 105.9 (-8.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyrese Haliburton: 49.0 | 34.9 | +14.1
Bennedict Mathurin: 12.4 | 22.1 | -9.7
Points per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 32.3 | 20.8 | +11.5
Bennedict Mathurin: 8.8 | 16.6 | -7.8
Rebounds per game:
Myles Turner: 3.4 | 7.6 | -4.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Bojan Bogdanovic: 43.0 | 27.9 | +15.1
Points per game:
Bojan Bogdanovic: 34.0 | 21.6 | +12.4
Killian Hayes: 5.7 | 9.3 | -3.7
Rebounds per game:
James Wiseman: 8.6 | 4.9 | +3.7
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 7.0 | 4.9 | +2.1

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Indiana Pacers (-225)

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