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(19-14) Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons (18-14)
Date: Tuesday December 26
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -2
NBA Betting Total: 207.5
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Tuesday, December 26 finds Central Division rivals the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons tipping off. If the season were to finish today these two squads who rank fourth (Pacers) and fifth (Pistons) would play each other in the first round.
Although the Pacers hold the all-time record having bested the Pistons in 97 of their 189 matches it is the Pistons who hold the recent edge. To wit, last season Detroit swept the pacers and are up two games to one in the series this season.
Victor Oladipo continues to produce at an elite level and through a third of the season is the odds on favorite to win Most Improved Player. Oladipo is averaging 25.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.8 steals and is connecting from the perimeter at a robust 42.5 percent.
Augmenting Oladipo are the ever developing Myles Turner, the enigmatic Lance Stephenson, youngster Domantas Sabonis and sniper Bojan Bogdanovic.
Indiana is 7-3 in their past ten games with most of the victories coming against the lower seeded squads. The Pacers have the talent, but are still learning to be consistent as they often let teams jump on them early. They enter the night having won two in a row with the last game being an overtime win versus Brooklyn.
No new injuries on the table as Edmund Sumner (knee) remains out indefinitely and Glen Robinson III (ankle) continues to recover from surgery and is expected out until sometime in January.
The Pistons have responded to their seven game losing streak by winning four of the last five games including one against this Pacers squad. Part of that success came about due to rotational changes Stan Van Gundy made. Specifically, he’s inserted Reggie Bullock with the starters. In the recent win Bullock, Anthony Tolliver) and Langston Galloway combined to connect on 9 of 17 from the perimeter.
Andre Drummond posted a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds in the win. To capture the season series however, the Pistons will need more out of Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson who combined for 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
Avery Bradley (stress injury) has missed the last four games (including the win vs. the Pacers) and is listed as questionable for tonight. Despite the Pistons recent win percent the team can’t afford to be without Bradley’s services for long as he’s key to Detroit’s defense.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pacers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- In their last 19 games overall the Pacers are 13-6 ATS.
- Over is 7-1 in Pistons last 8 games as home favorite.
- Under is 8-3-1 in Pistons last 12 overall.
- Pacers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings.
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction: Home court rules
Despite a winning road record the Pacers haven’t posted a quality win since mid November (Heat). Still, this game feels like it may come down to whether Avery Bradley returns and how the miscellaneous categories shake out. Indiana is adept at scoring in the fast break and off turnovers while the Pistons score off second chance opportunities and rank second in the NBA for stopping teams in the fast break.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons -2
Although the Pacers have more weapons this one should go Detroit’s way particularly if Bradley returns to defend Oladipo.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 105 – Pacers 101
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