The Indiana Pacers (5-5) will be at Little Caesars Arena to square off with the Detroit Pistons (7-3) in a Central Division matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, and will air on Fox Sports – Detroit.
Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons ATS Odds
In their last game, the Pistons were victorious over the Sacramento Kings, 108-99, while the Pacers were beaten by the New York Knicks, 108-101.
Detroit dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.6 (below their season average of 24.8) and a free throw rate of 0.190 (above their season average of 0.149). Sacramento had marks of 10.0 and 0.118, respectively, for those same stats. Indiana, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (15-17; 88.2 percent). Andre Drummond played a key role for Detroit with 16 points and 19 rebounds. Meanwhile, Darren Collison had a good outing for Indiana, contributing 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds.
Detroit may have difficulty getting to the free throw line in this battle. The Pistons currently rank 29th in the league with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.153, while Indiana ranks second in FTA rate allowed (0.158). Also, the upper-echelon offense of the Pacers ranks fourth in effective field goal percentage (0.536), while the Pistons are eighth-worst in the league at effective field goal percentage allowed (0.529).
Vegas has been spot on when predicting totals of Pacers games, with an even split between overs and unders. Indiana holds records of 5-5 straight up (SU) and 6-4 against the spread (ATS).
Similarly to to Indiana, games involving the Pistons have no tendency in regards to the O/U total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Additionally, Detroit is 7-3 SU and 7-2-1 ATS.
The Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 13.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Meanwhile, Drummond has averaged 15.4 rebounds, 14.4 points, 2.2 steals and 1.2 blocks during that same time frame for the Pistons.
The Pacers dominated this series last year, winning all four games. In the last matchup, Indiana won 115-98. The Pacers’ 4.9 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Pistons, who had a mark of 9.2. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.
Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons Betting Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Pistons, ATS Winner – Pistons, O/U – Under
Detroit ranks sixth in points in the paint per game (46.6) while Indiana ranks 28th in points allowed in the paint per game (51.2).
The Pistons rank second in points off turnovers per game (20.9) while the Pacers rank 16th (17.2).
Detroit ranks second in steals per game (9.7) while Indiana ranks 15th (8.1).
Indiana ranks 22nd in blocks per game (4.0) while Detroit ranks 26th (2.7).
The Pistons rank third in second chance points allowed per game (8.9) while the Pacers rank 24th (14.4).
The Pistons rank fifth in fast break points allowed per game (7.8) while the Pacers rank 14th (10.2).
Indiana averages 23.6 assists per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Detroit ranks 21st in assists allowed per game (23.4).
Detroit is 4-1 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Indiana is 2-0.
In games where they score above 100 points, the Pacers are 4-3 and the Pistons are 6-1.
Indiana is 3-3 ATS on the road, while Detroit is 3-1-1 ATS at home.
Of the Pacers’ 6 road games, they have 4 overs and 2 unders.
Of the Pistons’ 5 home games, they have 3 unders and 2 overs.
In their last five games, Indiana and Detroit have both had 3 unders and 2 overs.
The Pistons are 3-1-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Pacers are 3-2.
The Pistons’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.8, down from 3.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Pacers have scored an average of 106.6 points per game (3.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 102.6 points per game (6.5 below their season average).