At 7:00 ET, the Pacers (-647) will host the Pistons (+463) in a Central Division showdown. Indiana is favored by 11.5 points over a Detroit team that has lost three straight.

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and can be seen on BSIN. The over/under line for this matchup is 247.5 points.

DETROIT PISTONS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Pacers -11.5

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 126-113 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.1% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can Detroit Pull Off a Road Win?

Today, the Pistons are looking to end a three-game losing streak as they take on the Pacers. In their last game, Detroit lost to the Suns by a score of 116-100. The O/U line for that game was 238 points.

As the underdog, the Pistons have gone 7-42 this season and are 25-23 against the spread as the underdog. Today, they are getting 11.5 points and have gone 2-2 ATS in their last four games.

On the season, Detroit is 8-46 and currently sits in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 5-25 and 1-10 against Central Division opponents.

For the season, the Pistons have an O/U record of 31-22-1, and their games have averaged 234.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 247.5 is higher than all but two of their games this season.

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 23rd in the league at 112.9 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 113.9 points compared to 111.9 at home (18th).

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 31.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Detroit is 19th in the league at 47%.

When it comes to pace, the Pistons are 7th in the NBA at 100.5 possessions per game. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 22nd in the league at 53%.

The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 27th in the league, allowing an average of 122.0 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 14.9 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Can Indiana Lock in a Home Win?

Indiana is favored by 11.5 points in today’s game vs. the Pistons. As the favorite, the Pacers have gone 16-10 this season and have an average scoring margin of +7.2 points per game.

The Pacers have gone 29-25 against the spread this season, but they have failed to cover the spread in four straight games at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.8 points per game.

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 32-24, and their games have averaged a combined 246 points. This is higher than today’s line of 247.5.

In their last game, the Pacers defeated the Raptors by a score of 127-125. The O/U line for that game was 246.5, and Indiana was favored by 2.5 points.

The win improved the Pacers’ record to 31-25, which is good for 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 24-14 and 9-2 against Central Division opponents.

The Pacers have been the highest-scoring team in the NBA this season, averaging 123.7 points per game. At home, they have been even better, averaging 126.2 points per game.

Indiana has been an excellent shooting team, ranking first in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also the top team in two-point shooting percentage at 58%.

When it comes to pace, the Pacers are second in the league at 101.7 possessions per game. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.6% of their games.

Coming into the game, the Pacers will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 122.3 points per game (28th). On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.1% and allowing 37.2% from beyond the arc.