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Pacers vs Pistons NBA Game Preview

Indiana PacersDetroit Pistons
Feb 23, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Odds

34-21TEAM RECORD22-35

Indiana pays a visit to Detroit on Saturday, hoping to send the Pistons to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Pacers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 31-24 ATS against the number this season, while the Pistons are 27-30 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Indiana is 24-31 on the totals; Detroit is 27-29-1.

View Indiana vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pistons installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 98-92.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 95.1 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.8 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 91.5 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Detroit was a 114-82 loser on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Detroit was run off the court by the Pacers on Friday as Indiana blasted them 114-82 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pacers at Pistons trends to consider:
Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Indiana is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 9 games
Detroit is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to Golden State, Tuesday, February 26
Detroit home to Atlanta, Monday, February 25