Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 3/13/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers 3/13/23
Mon 13th March 2023

The Indiana Pacers (31-37, 12-21 Away) head to face the Detroit Pistons (15-53, 8-27 Home), who will be out to snap their losing streak, on Monday. The teams face off in their second successive game against each other.

Indiana topped Detroit 121-115 at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. Jalen Smith led the Pacers with 20 points, while Isaiah Jackson was a key contributor with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Isaiah Livers had 18 points in the loss. The Pacers are the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Pistons are 15th in the Eastern Conference. Indiana is undefeated in the season series against Detroit, getting the win in both of their games. Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner, averaging 20.8 and 18.0 points per game, respectively, are leading the Pacers in scoring this season.

Turner also has grabbed 7.6 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has dished 10.4 assists per game, second-most in the league. Bojan Bogdanovic’s 21.6 points per game have powered the Pistons on offense. Jalen Duren is pulling down 8.8 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is distributing 6.0 assists.

The Pistons have had the advantage in the last 10 matchups between the teams at Little Caesars Arena, winning seven. Detroit is seeking to reverse a six-game home losing streak this season. Indiana is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.2 (123.9-122.7).

For the season, the Pacers are averaging 115.8 points per game, compared to 117.9 for opponents. Detroit has lost each of the last 10 as part of the team’s 11-game losing streak, allowing 114.1 points per game on average while scoring only 105.6 (-8.5 margin). The Pistons are averaging 111.3 ppg for the full season while allowing 118.9.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyrese Haliburton: 50.3 | 34.9 | +15.5
Bennedict Mathurin: 12.8 | 22.1 | -9.3
Points per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 32.3 | 20.8 | +11.6
Bennedict Mathurin: 9.5 | 16.6 | -7.1
Rebounds per game:
Buddy Hield: 6.4 | 5.0 | +1.4
Myles Turner: 2.5 | 7.6 | -5.1
Assists per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 15.3 | 10.4 | +4.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cory Joseph: 19.6 | 10.3 | +9.3
Rebounds per game:
James Wiseman: 8.6 | 5.1 | +3.5
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 8.3 | 4.9 | +3.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Indiana Pacers (-155)

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