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Pacers host Pistons in basketball action

Detroit PistonsIndiana Pacers
11-14December 16, 2013, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse20-3

The Pacers will be trying to slam the Pistons on Monday when the teams tip off at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA betting action.

The Pistons will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 12-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Pacers are 16-7 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Detroit is 18-7 on the totals; Indiana is 9-14.

View Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Pacers in this one, they were listed earlier as -9.5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 192.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pacers rated this week at No. 3 and the Pistons sitting at No. 22. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-89 result in favor of the Pacers today.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 111-109 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Pistons covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit got 31 points from Josh Smith en route to a 111-109 loss at the hands of Detroit on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

In their last action, Indiana was a 99-94 winner at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Indiana got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Lance Stephenson en route to a 99-94 victory over Charlotte on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense (97.78 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 20 at 101.08 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 45.38% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (45.18% on average).

Next up:
Detroit at Boston, Wednesday, December 18th
Indiana at Miami, Wednesday, December 18th