ndiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons NBA I Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 3/20/2024

The Indiana Pacers (38-31) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (12-56) on Wednesday, March 20th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. Both the Pacers and Pistons will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Pacers vs Pistons

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The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pacers will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Cavaliers with a final score of 108-103. The team’s were tied going into halftime, before the Pacers were outscored by the Cavaliers 54-49 in the 2nd half.

With their above .500 record of 38-31, the Pacers are 3rd in the Central division and 7th in the Eastern Conference. They are coming into today’s game vs. the Pistons looking to add to their win total.

Indiana currently has an ATS record of 36-31, placing them above .500 against the spread. Currently, the Pacers are on a three game ATS win streak when they are underdogs, and they are 15-19 vs. the spread as favorites.

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Jaden Ivey led Detroit with 21 points against the Celtics, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 42.9% in the game. James Wiseman put up 12 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Detroit ended up losing the game with a final score of 119-94.

As they prepare to take on the Pacers, the Pistons come in with an overall record of 12-56 and are looking to end their three-game losing streak. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are 14th and are 5th in the Central division.

Currently, Detroit holds an above .500 ATS record of 34-33 so far this year. This season, Detroit has a 3-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 31-29 as underdogs.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Pacers arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 122.8 points per game (1st).

Indiana’s offense has been on fire this season, leading the NBA in scoring at 122.8 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 120.3 points per game.

The Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71% of their games this season. However, they have scored below their own scoring average in each of their last two games.

Indiana’s offense has been efficient, ranking 1st in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also 2nd in pace at 101.4 possessions per game.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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Detroit has recorded an average of 111.7 points per game (24th) throughout 68 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 24th in the NBA at 111.7 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.3 points per game this season.

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

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in the NBA at 35%. Overall, they are 21st in three-point attempts per game.

Pacers Team Defense

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.

Pistons Team Defense

On defense, the Pistons are ranked 26th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 64.7% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pistons are forcing 14.9 per game, which is 29th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 19th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.

Key Players For The Pacers And Pistons

In today’s game, our projections have Pascal Siakam leading the Pacers with 21 points on 8/15 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.5 points per game, in addition to 6.8 rebounds.

As for Detroit, Cade Cunningham is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pistons. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45%, and he is contributing 22.2 points per game on average.

Pacers vs Pistons Trends

  • In their last five road games, Indiana has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 114 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • In their last five home games, Detroit has averaged 102 points per game while allowing 111. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
  • The last three games that Detroit was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pacers have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.

Pacers vs Pistons Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Pacers vs. Pistons game, we suggest taking the Pistons at +9.5. Even though our predictions have the Pacers winning 113-106, we see the Pistons as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 232.5 and our model has the Pacers and Pistons finishing with a combined 219 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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