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Pacers Have Been a Solid Bet on the Road

When it comes to the NBA’s Central Division, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers and everyone else as long as LeBron James is roaming the floor. But the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons have both been pleasant surprises in 2017-18, and the Central foes will battle it out on Tuesday.

MyBookie opened the Pistons as 2-point home favorites with a total of 206.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Pacers’ last five road games.
  • The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.

Indiana has won seven of its last 10, but the wins haven’t come easily of late. The Pacers trailed by as many as 19 points against Brooklyn on Saturday before pulling out a 123-119 win in overtime. Indiana was outscored 27-19 in the first quarter and 34-20 in the third vs Detroit back on December 15 and saw a fourth-quarter rally come up short in a 104-98 setback.

The Pistons have won four of their last five and began a mini two-game homestand by beating the New York Knicks 104-101 on Friday. Reggie Bullock and Anthony Tolliver have been keys to the Pistons’ recent success, as the team is 4-2 SU since Bullock entered the starting lineup. The duo are a combined 28-for-52 from downtown over the last five games.

The Pistons have been covering with ease on the road in recent weeks, as Indiana is 7-1 ATS in its previous eight road tilts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Pistons opened as 3-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 208.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

A 104-103 result in favor of the Pacers is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Pistons currently sport a record of 18-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-12-2 ATS. The Indiana Pacers are 19-14 and 20-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pistons post a 14-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pacers have gone 15-17-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Indiana injuries news.

The Pistons-Pacers betting odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Detroit is rated No. 18 in our latest OddsShark poll, while Indiana sits at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 19-rated NBA squad against Indiana's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 11 in the league with 11.06 treys per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 9.94 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nets were burned for 38 points by Victor Oladipo on Saturday as the Pacers picked up a 123-119 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Pistons got 24 points from Tobias Harris as Detroit ran past New York 104-101 on Friday at Little Caesars Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Indiana is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
  • Indiana is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana home to Dallas, Wednesday, December 27
Detroit at Orlando, Thursday, December 28