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Indiana PacersDetroit Pistons
3-0November 05, 2013, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills2-1



Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Tuesday when the Pistons try to run the Pacers off the court at The Palace of Auburn Hills in pro hoops action.

Detroit will face the 3-0 Pacers, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pistons are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pacers are 0-3 favoring the OVER.

View Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

The Pistons were listed as a 1.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 185.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 24 and the Pacers sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 96-93 result in favor of the Pacers today.

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In their last action, Indiana was an 89-74 winner at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (163) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pacers grabbed an 89-74 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Lance Stephenson at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Detroit was an 87-77 winner at home against the Celtics. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (164) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Andre Drummond scored 15 points leading the Pistons to an 87-77 victory over Boston at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 102.67 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 83.67 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 47.33% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.04% per game.

Next up:
Indiana at Chicago, Wednesday, November 6th
Detroit at Seattle, Friday, November 8th

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