At 7:00 ET, the Pacers (-473) will visit the Pistons (+357) in a Central Division matchup. Indiana is favored by 9.5, and the over/under line is 232.5. The Pacers are 38-31 and 7th in the East, while the Pistons are 12-56 and 14th in the conference.

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, and it can be seen on BSDE. The Pacers are 3rd in the Central, and the Pistons have lost three straight.

INDIANA PACERS VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Pistons +9.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, March 20th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-107 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.6% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can Indiana Stun the Crowd at Little Caesars Arena?

Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 35-34, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 232.5, which is lower than the season average of 242.3.

The Pacers are 38-31 this season and are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 27-17 compared to 11-14 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Pacers are 17-16 this season and have won three straight games straight-up. Against the spread, they are 18-14 on the road and 15-19 as the favorite.

Indiana was favored by 6.5 points in their last game against the Cavaliers but lost 108-103. The O/U line for that game was 225.5, and the Pacers were 5-point favorites going into the game.

In their games this season, the Pacers have averaged 243.8 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 232.5. Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 35-34.

Indiana comes into this game as the top-scoring team in the league, averaging 122.8 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 120.3 points per game.

So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71% of their games. They are also the top-ranked team in field goal percentage at 50%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 12th in the league in made threes per game at 13.1. Overall, they are 4th in true shooting percentage.

On defense, the Pacers come into the game ranked 28th in the league in points allowed at 120.9 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 113.3 points per contest (26th). The Indiana defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Indiana.

Will Detroit Come Through as Home Underdogs?

In their last three games, the Pistons have lost straight up and are 9.5-point underdogs against the Pacers. As underdogs, the Pistons have gone 9-52 this season and are 31-29 ATS as underdogs.

This season, Detroit’s games have averaged 231.8 points per game, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 232.5. The team’s last five games have all gone under the total.

As for their ATS record, the Pistons are 17-17 at home and 17-16 on the road. Their overall ATS record is 34-33. Coming into today’s game, they are 14th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 12-56.

In their most recent game, the Pistons lost to the Celtics by a score of 119-94. The O/U line for that game was 221.5, and Detroit was a 15.5-point underdog going into the game.

So far this season, the Pistons are 24th in the NBA with 111.7 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.3 points per game.

Detroit is 8th in the league in pace, averaging 100 possessions per game. They are also 19th in field goal percentage at 46%.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Pistons are 21st in the NBA at 35%. Overall, they are 9th in two-point field goals made and 20th in two-point shooting percentage.

On average, the Detroit defense is giving up 120.1 points per game (26th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pistons defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.5% while allowing 37.4% from downtown.