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Pacers vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons
- Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
- Date: Monday, March 13th
- Betting Odds DET +4, IND -173 | DET +140 O/U nan
So far, the Pacers have put together an overall record of 31-37, while going 37-30-1 vs the spread. Indiana will be going for their 3 straight win in today’s game as they have rattled off 2 straight wins.
The Pacers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Pistons by a score of 121-115. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Indiana only let the Pistons marginally cut into their 12 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Jalen Smith, as he contributed 20 points while hitting 63.6% of his shots.
So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 15-53, while going 30-37-1 vs the spread. Detroit will take the court having lost 11 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -7.82 points per game.
Not only did the Pistons drop their last game to the Pacers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 121-115 as 3 point underdogs. In the loss, Detroit got off to a slow start, trailing by 12 points going into halftime. In the loss, Isaiah Livers led the team in scoring with 18 points on a field goal percentage of 35.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Pacers picked up the 124-115 win over the Pistons. The Pacers point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 0.5 point favorite. So far this season, the Pacers have a record of 2-0 vs the Pistons. Similar to their season-long average, the Pacers averaged 108.5 points per game vs the Pistons. On the other side, Detroit saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Pacers, as they averaged 110.5 points per game in these matchups. Across the last 5 matchups between the teams, Detroit has gone 3-2 vs the spread. However, the Pacers actually have a positive scoring margin in these games at +3 points per game. Over the course of these games, they averaged 233 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Pacers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 115.8 points per game (11th). The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.9 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.5 possessions per contest.
Against the Pistons, the Pacers will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 26th in points allowed.
In their upcoming game against the Pistons, the Pacers may be without two of their top scorers. Tyrese Haliburton is already listed as out, while Buddy Hield is questionable. Smart bettors will be paying close attention to the injury report for this game. If he is able to play, Buddy Hield will likely be more aggressive on offense. He has accounted for 14.9% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 144th in the league in usage rate, averaging 17.3 points per game.
Through 68 games, the Pistons are averaging 111.3 points per contest, placing them 28th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. If Detroit continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 13th in the league in possessions per game.
Defensively, Detroit has had its problems giving up an average of 112.55 points per game (22nd).
Personel figures to be a big issue for the Pistons in today’s game, as both Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey are listed as out on the injury report. For the year, Bogdanovic leads the team in scoring at 21.6 points per game, which ranks 39th in the NBA. Not having Ivey is also a big blow to the team, as he is averaging 15.4 points per game for Detroit.
Pacers vs Pistons Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +4
- Free Total Prediction: Over nan