Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 2/22/2024

The Detroit Pistons (8-46) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (31-25) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. The Pacers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Simone Fontecchio scored 18 for Detroit against the Suns which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 38.4%. Ausar Thompson contributed 14 points, but Detroit lost the game 116-100.

Heading into today’s game, the Pistons are 8-46 overall and will try to pull off an upset as 11.5 point underdogs. On the road, the Pistons are 4-23 compared to their 4-23 home record.

Detroit’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 26-27 for the season. The Pistons have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 1-4 against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Pacers took down the Raptors by a score of 127-125. The game began with the Pacers as -2.5-point favorites, but their 2 resulted in an ATS loss. Before the game, the over/under line was 246.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

As we get ready for today’s games, the Pacers are 31-25 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers are in 6th place and in the Central division, they are in 3rd place.

Indiana has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 29-25 against the spread. In their last two road games, Indiana has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 15-12 on the road as opposed to 14-13 at home.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

This season, the Detroit offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.9 points per game.

Heading into the game, the Pistons are 23rd in the league in scoring at 112.9 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 113.9 points compared to 111.9 at home.

In terms of pace, Detroit is 7th in the league at 100.5 possessions per game. This has led to them being 1st in two-point attempts but just 29th in three-point attempts.

Overall, the Pistons are 19th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 36% which is 21st in the league.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

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The Pacers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 123.7 points per game (1st).

At home, the Pacers are the top-scoring team in the league, averaging 126.2 points per game. Overall, they lead the NBA in scoring at 123.7 points per game. In terms of pace, Indiana is 2nd in the league with an average of 101.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Pacers are the most accurate team in the league, hitting 50% of their shots. They are also the top team in two-point field goal percentage at 58%. From beyond the arc, Indiana is 6th in the NBA at 38%.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.6% of their games. In terms of assists, Indiana leads the league at 30.9 per game. However, they are just 21st in offensive rebounds.

Pistons Team Defense

The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 27th in the league, allowing an average of 122.0 points per contest. The Detroit defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Detroit.

Pacers Team Defense

On defense, the Pacers are ranked 28th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 69.6% of their games. The Indiana defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Indiana.

Key Players For The Pistons And Pacers

In today’s game, we anticipate Cade Cunningham leading the scoring for the Pistons, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.9 points per game, along with 4.1 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Tyrese Haliburton to be the top scorer for the Pacers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 21, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.2%, and he is contributing 21.8 points per game on average.

Pistons vs Pacers Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Detroit has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 105 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-5-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 115 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pacers have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 3-7.

Pistons vs Pacers Prediction

Not only do we have the Pacers winning this one by a score of 126-113, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Pacers at -11.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 247.5, and our model predicts the Pistons and Pacers to score a combined 239 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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