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NBA: Detroit Pistons vs Pacers Prediction 11/24/2023

The Detroit Pistons (2-13) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (8-6) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Gainbridge Fieldhouse and televised on BSIN. Both the Pistons and Pacers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Pistons vs Pacers

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Nuggets, Cade Cunningham was the top scorer for Detroit, recording 27 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 44.4%. Marvin Bagley III added 18 points, but unfortunately, Detroit was defeated in the game with a score of 107-103.

Coming into today’s matchup, the Pistons have an overall record of 2-13 and will need to be on top of their game if they want to pull out a win, as they are +8.5 point underdogs. This season, when playing on the road, the Pistons have a 1-7 record, while their record at home is 1-6.

Detroit’s ATS record sits below .500 (7-8). On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 4-4, as opposed to a 3-4 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Pacers fell to the Raptors by a score of 132-131. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Pacers lost vs. the spread as -3 point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 241.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

Facing the Pistons today, the Pacers look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 8-6. Throughout their 14 games, the Pacers have posted a 6-6 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 2-0 in non-conference matchups.

Indiana has an overall ATS record of 8-6 as they come into today’s game. In their last two games as favorites, the Pacers have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 4-2 against the spread when they are underdogs.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

Through 15 games games, Detroit is averaging 109.5 points per game (27th). Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.3 made 3’s per game. If the Detroit offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 16.8 turnovers per game.

Pacers Offense Breakdowndetroit pistons

The Pacers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 128.3 points per game (1st). The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.6 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 16.8 made free-throws per game.

Pistons Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 115.9 points per game (21st).

The Detroit defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Detroit.

Pacers Team Defenseindiana pacers

The Pacers’ defense is presently ranked 30th in the league, allowing an average of 126.4 points per contest.

The Indiana defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Indiana.

Key Players For The Pistons And Pacers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Cade Cunningham as the primary point contributor for the Pistons, finishing with 13 points while maintaining a 5/12 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 21.4 points per game along with 3.7 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Tyrese Haliburton as the leading scorer for the Pacers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 16 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 52.1%, and his scoring average is 25.3 points per game.

Pistons vs Pacers Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Detroit has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 111 points per game.
  • Across their last three home contests, Indiana has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 138 points per game.
  • The last five games that Detroit was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Pacers have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.

Pistons vs Pacers Prediction

The Pacers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 115-103. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Pacers at -8.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 247.5, and our model predicts the Pistons and Pacers to score a combined 218 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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