Pistons home to Pacers in NBA betting action
Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The Palace of Auburn Hills will feature Pistons vs. Pacers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Pacers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Pistons are 11-14 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Indiana is 10-13 on the totals; Detroit is 12-13.
The visitors opened this morning as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 185 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Pistons and the No. 6-ranked Pacers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-91 result in favor of the Pacers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 91 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).
Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.7 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
The Pacers were a 95-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of OVER bettors. Indiana got 28 points from Paul George en route to a 95-85 victory over Philadelphia on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Detroit was a 107-105 loser in its last match on the road against the Nets. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 212 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit got 22 points from Brandon Knight but lost anyway 107-105 against the Nets on Friday at Barclays Center.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Pacers at Pistons trends to consider:
Indiana is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Detroit
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana's last 12 games
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Detroit's last 23 games when playing at home against Indiana
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Indiana at Milwaukee, Tuesday, December 18
Detroit home to LA Clippers, Monday, December 17