Game Preview: Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers

Essentials

Date: Feb. 5, 2010

Time: 7 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit

Records

Detroit: 16-31

Indiana: 17-32

Probable starters

Detroit:

PG SG SF PF C

Rodney
Stuckey
Richard
Hamilton
Tayshaun
Prince
Jonas
Jerebko
Ben
Wallace

Indiana:

PG SG SF PF C

A.J.
Pric
Brandon
Rush
Danny
Granger
Troy
Murphy
Roy
Hibbert

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit -4

Over/under: 200

Score: Indiana wins, 102-98

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 103.2 (26th)

Detroit defensive rating: 109.0 (22nd)

Detroit pace: 88.4 (29th)

Indiana offensive rating: 101.6 (27th)

Indiana defensive rating: 107.0 (16th)

Indiana pace: 97.8 (2nd)

Score: Tie, 98-98

Outlook

  • Check out this trade idea. It’s with the Pacers, so you can do some scouting tonight. On that note, the Friday Trade Idea has been pushed back a day or two.
  • I’m not sure what else to say about this game. It’s not exactly an intriguing matchup.
  • Thanks to Patick Hayes of Full-Court Press for pointing out the story line of the night: a Pistons win moves them from last place in the Central Division.