20* NBA Wednesday No-Doubt Rout on Indiana Pacers -8
Detroit vs. Indiana,
01/30/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 79 - 98
Point Spread: -8/-103 Indiana
The Indiana Pacers are highly motivated for a win tonight. They are coming off three straight losses, all of which came on the road to Western Conference playoff contenders in the Nuggets, Jazz and Blazers.
Now, the Pacers return home to take on an Eastern Conference bottom feeder in the Detroit Pistons, and I fully expect them to make easy work of them while getting back in the win column. Indiana is 16-3 at home this season, while Detroit is just 5-16 on the road.
The Pacers come in the more rested team as well. This will be just the 3rd game in 7 days for the Pacers, while the Pistons will be playing the second of a back-to-back and their 6th game in 9 days. They started to show signs of wearing down last night with a 90-117 home loss to Milwaukee.
Indiana has won four of its last five meetings with Detroit with three of those wins coming by double-digits. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Pacers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss. Indiana is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 meetings with Detroit, including 7-2 ATS in its last 9 home meetings. Bet the Pacers Wednesday.