3* NBA *BEST BET*
Indiana vs. Detroit,
12/31/2011 18:00 EDT,
Score: 88 - 96
Point Spread: +2½/-103 Detroit
3* NBA *BEST BET* on Pistons +2.5
Because of the uptempo style Indiana likes to play, it has been a poor investment when playing on consecutive nights. It will really struggle to find its legs in this one after getting pushed to OT last night.
The Pacers are just 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games when playing on back-to-back days,losing these games by an average score of 101.2 to 93.7. They are also 3-12 ATS in their last 15 road games when playing their 3rd game in 4 days, losing these contests by an average score of 103.5 to 90.7.
The Pistons want their first win of the season and would love to get it against an Indiana team that defeated them Monday. That games was at Indiana, and I'm expecting a different story in Detroit, where the Pistons have won the last 2 in the series by 12 and 6 points respectively.