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NBA Game Preview - Pistons underdogs vs Pacers at Indiana

Detroit PistonsIndiana Pacers
27-47April 02, 2014, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse52-23

The visiting Pistons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the Pacers.

Indiana battles the Pistons, currently with a 27-47 mark (32-42 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 29-44-2 for the Pacers and 49-25 for the Pistons. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

The Pacers were listed as a -10-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 190.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Pacers sit at No. 18 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 96-88.

Detroit won its last outing, a 116-111 result against the Bucks on March 31. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. Greg Monroe scored 28 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Detroit over Milwaukee, 116-111, on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Pacers were a 103-77 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Indiana was run off the court by the Spurs on Monday as San Antonio blasted them 103-77 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 96.76 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 27 at 104.15 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 44.69% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.81% per game.

A few Pistons at Pacers trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Detroit is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Detroit is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road
Indiana is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Brooklyn, Friday, April 4th
Indiana at Toronto, Friday, April 4th