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2021 NBA Handicapping
(6-9) Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons (3-10)
Date: Wednesday, November 17th
Time: 07:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pacers OFF Pistons OFF (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -6.5 Pistons 6.5
NBA Betting Total: 211.0
Last year, these two teams met up for three games, with Indiana winning the series 3-0. Between the three contests, the Pacers outscored the Pistons 342-315.
The closest win came in game two, with Indiana winning by 5 points.
The Indiana Pacers enter today’s game having won 5 of their past 10 games. When playing away from home, the Pacers are winning at a below .500 rate, having gone 2-7.
As the road team, Indiana travels to Detroit with a negative plus-minus of rating -3.1 points.
Overall, the Pacers are ranked 17th among NBA teams an even point differential. Among NBA teams, they have played the toughest schedule.
For bettors, taking the Indiana Pacers to cover the spread has been a winning bet as they are covering the spread in 53.30%% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is 1.4.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is PF Domantas Sabonis. So far, Sabonis is averaging 18.47 points per game. This output places him 3rd in his position group.
Sabonis is also the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 11.53 rebounds per game.
The Pacers’ best three-point shooter has been Justin Holiday, connecting on 2.4 shots from downtown per game.
The Detroit Pistons enter today’s game having won 3 of their past 10 games. When playing at home the Pistons are winning at a below .500 rate, having gone 1-5.
This has come while playing the 17th toughest schedule. As they take on the Pacers at home, the Pistons have a negative home plus-minus of -11.0 points.
Overall the Pistons are ranked 29th among NBA teams in point differential (-4.5).
For bettors, taking the Detroit Pistons to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 38.50% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -4.6.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is SF Jerami Grant. So far, Grant is averaging 17.92 points per game.
The Pistons’ best three-point shooter has been Cade Cunningham, connecting on 2.0 shots from downtown per game.
Isaiah Stewart has been in charge of cleaning up the glass, hauling in 7.46 boards per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Pistons are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
- Pistons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction
With the spread sitting at 6.5 in favor of the Pacers, I will be taking the Pistons to keep this game within that margin. I also am expecting this game to go over its over-under line of 211.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit Pistons +6.5
The key matchup to watch in this game will be how the Pacers respond to playing a fast-paced team like Indiana. Even though Detroit continues to struggle, they have their highest win percentage against fast-paced teams. A key reason for this is their tendency to force fast-paced teams to slow the game down.
Look for Detroit to have a good scoring night as the Pacers have a tendency to play down to their competition. On average, teams struggling to score the ball score 5 points per possession above their expected output when playing the Pacers.
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