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The Pistons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pacers in Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday in NBA action.
The Pacers bring a 33-21 record (30-24 ATS) to the battle against the 22-34 Pistons, who are 27-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 23-31 so far and the Pistons go 26-29-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 97-92.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Detroit's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 16 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 6.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit won its last outing, a 105-99 result against the Bobcats on February 20. The Pistons covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brandon Knight scored 21 points leading the Pistons to a 105-99 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday.
Last time out for Indiana, they were a 125-91 winner as they battled the Knicks at home. The Pacers covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York was run off the court by the Pacers on Wednesday as Indiana blasted the Knicks 125-91 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Pistons at Pacers trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
Detroit is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Indiana
Detroit is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Indiana is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Indiana is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit home to Indiana, Saturday, February 23
Indiana at Detroit, Saturday, February 23