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Pacers take on Pistons in hoops contest

Indiana PacersDetroit Pistons
Dec 31, 6:00 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Odds


The Pistons will hit the floor running against the visiting Indiana Pacers on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Pistons sport records of 0-3 and 0-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 3-0 and 2-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Pistons and 0-3 for the Pacers.

View Indiana vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Pistons sat as 3.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 183.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Pistons) and the No. 11 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-77 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 29-rated squad against Indiana's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 16 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

The Pacers were a 98-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Danny Granger scored 22 points leading the Pacers to a 98-91 victory over Cleveland at Conseco Fieldhouse on Friday.

Detroit was a 96-85 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 181 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pistons endured a 96-85 loss at the hands of the Celtics on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Greg Monroe at TD Garden.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pacers at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games
Indiana is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Detroit
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 13 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana at New Jersey, Monday, January 2
Detroit home to Orlando, Monday, January 2