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Pacers-Pistons Games Cashing OVERs

November seems like a long time ago for the Indiana Pacers, as the team failed to follow up that hot month by gliding through a rocky December. The Pacers have an opportunity to start 2016 with some consistency when the Detroit Pistons come to town in Saturday’s NBA action.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 6-0 in the Pacers last 6 games following a ATS loss.
  • The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings with Indiana.
  • The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the Pistons and Pacers.

When the Pacers and Pistons collide, high-scoring affairs are the story. The OVER is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between the teams. Detroit comes into the game cashing OVER tickets with ease, with the O/U going 8-2 in their previous 10 tilts.

Indiana allowed an average of 87.5 points in a pair of consecutive wins over Minnesota and Atlanta before losing to the Chicago Bulls in overtime and then allowing the Milwaukee Bucks to shoot a sizzling 58.4 percent from the floor in Thursday’s 120-116 loss.

Needless to say, solid efforts on the defensive end of the floor are going to be needed from the Pacers this year if they have any aspirations of making a deep playoff run.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Indiana Pacers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -4-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 201 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 108-106 result in favor of the Pistons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana Pacers currently sport a record of 18-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-14 ATS. The Detroit Pistons are 18-15 and 18-13-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 14-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 17-16 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Detroit injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Indiana Pacers and the No. 4-rated Pistons in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Detroit Pistons rank No. 2 in the league with 47.52 per game. That compares with Indiana's No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Indiana is the NBA's No. 8-ranked team at 9.16 per game, while the Detroit Pistons rate No. 12 with 8.79 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit cruised to victory on Thursday, running Minnesota out of the gym and running up a 115-90 score at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Pacers got a terrific 31-point performance from Paul George but Milwaukee handed them a 120-116 defeat on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games
  • Detroit is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
  • Indiana is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 10 games
  • Indiana is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Orlando, Monday, January 4th
Indiana at Miami, Monday, January 4th