Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 4/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons 4/7/23
Fri 7th April 2023

The Indiana Pacers (34-46, 20-20 Home) play host to the Detroit Pistons (16-64, 7-32 Away), who will be hoping to snap their losing skid, on Friday. Detroit was defeated by the Brooklyn Nets 123-108 at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday, their 11th straight loss.

R.J. Hampton led the way in defeat with 27 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one blocks. The Pistons are the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference. Indiana lost on Wednesday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, falling to the New York Knicks 138-129. Jalen Smith topped the scoresheet in defeat with 19 points.

With 18 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, and two steals, T.J. McConnell also impressed. The Pacers are 13th in the Eastern Conference. This marks the final meeting of the season between the teams.

Detroit will be looking to split the season series after triumphing in only one of the three previous matchups, including a 117-97 victory at Little Caesars Arena on March 13.

Cory Joseph led the Pistons with 22 points, five rebounds, five assists, and one steals. Jordan Nwora had 20 points in the loss. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points per game to lead the Pistons in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Jalen Duren is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is dishing 6.2 assists.

Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner have supplied much of the Pacers’ offense, averaging 20.7 and 18.0 points per game, respectively. Turner also has averaged 7.5 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has tallied 10.4 assists per game, second-most in the league.

The Pistons are 3-7 in their last 10 games at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Detroit is seeking to reverse a 13-game road losing streak this season.

Detroit is 0-10 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -14.4 (105.7-120.1). Indiana has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 127.9 points per game on average while scoring only 116.8 (-11.1 margin). The Pacers are averaging 116.0 ppg for the full season while allowing 119.2.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaden Ivey: 33.4 | 25.2 | +8.2
Points per game:
Jaden Ivey: 21.8 | 16.1 | +5.7
Rebounds per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 2.3 | 6.4 | -4.1
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 8.2 | 5.2 | +3.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
T.J. McConnell: 28.6 | 17.1 | +11.5
Points per game:
Andrew Nembhard: 15.0 | 9.3 | +5.7
Buddy Hield: 12.0 | 16.8 | -4.8
Rebounds per game:
Jalen Smith: 7.6 | 5.8 | +1.8
Buddy Hield: 3.3 | 5.0 | -1.6
Assists per game:
Andrew Nembhard: 8.6 | 4.4 | +4.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Indiana Pacers (-275)

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