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Pistons vs Pacers Preview

Indiana PacersDetroit Pistons
48-17March 15, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills25-40

The Pistons will be trying to slam the Pacers on Saturday when the teams tip off at The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA betting action.

The Pistons sport a record of 25-40 and 29-36 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 48-17 and 33-31-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 44-21 for the Pistons and 28-35-2 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Pistons as 6.5-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 197.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Pacers taking on the No. 19-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-89 win for the Pacers on Saturday.

In their last action, Indiana was a 101-94 winner on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Paul George scored 25 points for Indiana on Friday, leading the Pacers to a 101-94 victory over Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 101-87 loser as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 101-87 loss against Toronto on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Brandon Jennings in a losing effort at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 15-ranked offense (100.69 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 1 at 92.05 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.85% from the field per game, less than the Pacers have managed so far this season (45.64% on average).

Next up:
Indiana home to Philadelphia, Monday, March 17th
Detroit at Denver, Wednesday, March 19th