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Pistons face Pacers: NBA odds preview

Detroit PistonsIndiana Pacers
Jan 30, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Odds

17-28TEAM RECORD26-19

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Indiana and Detroit on Wednesday, with the host Pacers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers are 26-19 so far on the season, and 23-22 ATS vs. the number. The Pistons, meanwhile, are 17-28 and 21-24 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 18-27 and the Pistons go 22-22-1 on the totals.

View Detroit vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Pacers as 7.5-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 185 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 13 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 95-92.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 2-rated squad against Detroit's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 17 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 6.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 117-90 loser at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Detroit was run off the court by the Bucks on Tuesday as Milwaukee blasted them 117-90 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 102-101 result against the Nuggets on January 28. The Pacers covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pacers got a 23-point performance from Paul George, who added 10 rebounds, but Denver still ran past Indiana 102-101 on Monday at Pepsi Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Pistons at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Detroit is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games at home
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, February 1
Indiana home to Miami, Friday, February 1