Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons Pick and Betting Odds
- Updated: April 10, 2015
The 30-48 Detroit Pistons host the 35-43 Indiana Pacers in an Eastern Conference match up on 4/10/2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, MI; Tipoff is at 7:30 PM ET.
Point Spread: Pacers -4.5
Over/Under Total Line: 197
In their last game the Pacers were on the road and beat the New York Knicks 102-86 where they covered as a 11.5-point favorite. The Pacers have covered the spread in their last 3 games. The total for the Knicks game went Under and that has been the winning bet in 3 of Indiana’s last 4 games. In their last 10 games the Pacers are 5-5 ATS and they have an O/U record of 7-3. Overall, the Pacers have won 3 in a row and are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
On the season the Pacers are 20-18-1 ATS at home and 21-16-2 ATS on the road. They covered the spread in their last road game, but failed to cover in their previous 3. The Over has been the winning bet for the Pacers on the road this season, as they have an O/U road record of 24-14-1 and an O/U home record of 18-21. However, in their last 2 games on the road the posted total has gone Under both times.
The Pistons were at home in their last game where they lost to the Boston Celtics 113-103 and did not cover as a 1.5-point underdog. Before the Celtics game Detroit had covered the spread in 2 straight games and 3 of their last 4. The total for the Celtics game went Over, which was the 2nd straight game where that was the winning bet. In their last 10 games the Pistons are 7-3 ATS and they have an O/U record of 8-2. Overall, the Pistons are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
The Pistons have been a slightly better road betting team this season at 21-18 ATS while at home they are 18-21 ATS. They had covered in 5 straight home games before failing to do so in their last one. This season Detroit has a home O/U record of 23-15-1 and a road O/U record of 13-25-1. In their last 5 home games the posted total has gone Over every time.
In the 3 games these teams have faced each other this season the Pacers have won twice. The Pistons have covered the spread twice and the total has gone Over in 2 of the 3 games. In the only meeting this season in Detroit the Pistons beat the Pacers 119-109 and covered the spread as a 2.5-point underdog.
Some other angles to consider:
In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 6 times.
The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Pistons in Detroit.
The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games between these 2 teams.
This season the Pistons are 17-22 at home and the Pacers are 14-25 on the road.
Indiana Pacers: 35-43 SU / 41-34-3 ATS
Detroit Pistons: 30-48 SU / 39-39 ATS
• IND is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
• IND is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
• IND has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 games.
• DET is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
• DET is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• DET has an Over record of 8-2 in their last 10 games.
Indiana Pacers: 89.20
Detroit Pistons: 87.55
[F] 04/08/2015 – Chris Copeland out indefinitely ( Abdominal )
[G] 04/09/2015 – C.J. Watson “?” Friday vs. Detroit ( Elbow )
(!)[G] 01/25/2015 – Brandon Jennings out for season ( Achilles )
[G] 04/09/2015 – Spencer Dinwiddie “?” Friday vs. Indiana ( Achilles )
Free NBA Pick
The Pacers are on the outside looking in 1-game back of the Celtics and the Nets for the last playoff spot in the East. They are coming off a blowout win and their defense has been solid as of late holding opponents to an average of 83 ppg in their 3-game winning streak. The Pistons recently had their 5-game home winning streak snapped in and in that span they beat 4 teams that are playoff bound. Detroit has been playing well and while they lost their last game and may lose this one they will cover the spread at home.