Pacers vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

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The Indiana Pacers (34-46) are favored by seven points against the Detroit Pistons (16-64) on April 7, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers have lost two in a row, and are 2-8 in their past 10 games, while the Pistons have dropped 11 straight, and are 0-10 in their past 10. The matchup’s point total is set at 232.5.

How to bet Pacers vs. Pistons

Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pacers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pacers have -276 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +225 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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Pacers vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSIN
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Pacers vs. Pistons Betting Trends

In the Pacers’ 80 games this year, they have 42 wins against the spread. Indiana has won 10, or 58.8%, of the 17 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Pacers games this year have gone over the total in 40 out of 80 opportunities (50%).

Against the spread, the Pistons are 35-44-1 this season. Detroit has been the moneyline underdog 76 total times this season. Motor City has finished 14-62 in those games. The Pistons have eclipsed the over/under 51.2% of the time this year (41 of 80 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pacers Leaders
Myles Turner 62 18 7.5 1.4 0.6 2.3 1.5
Buddy Hield 78 16.8 5 2.8 1.2 0.3 3.6
Bennedict Mathurin 76 16.6 4.1 1.4 0.6 0.2 1.3
Aaron Nesmith 71 10.1 3.8 1.4 0.8 0.4 1.6
Jalen Smith 68 9.4 5.8 1 0.3 0.9 0.8


Pistons Leaders
Jaden Ivey 72 16.1 3.9 5.2 0.8 0.2 1.6
Marvin Bagley III 40 12 6.4 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.4
James Wiseman 43 10.1 5.9 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.1
Killian Hayes 74 9.9 2.8 6.2 1.4 0.4 1
Jalen Duren 65 9.2 8.7 1.2 0.7 0.9 0
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Pacers vs. Pistons Injury Report

Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Achilles), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Rodney McGruder: Out (Illness), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Ankle), Isaiah Stewart: Out (Hip), Marvin Bagley: Probable (Concussion), Isaiah Livers: Questionable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Indiana’s offense, which ranks 10th in the league with 116 points per game, has performed better than its second-worst defense (119.2 points allowed per game). In home games, the Pacers are putting up six more points per game (119) than they are in away games (113). On offense, the Pacers have picked up their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 116.8 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 116 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Indiana is draining 13.5 treys per game (sixth-ranked in league). It owns a 36.5% shooting percentage (14th-ranked) from downtown. The Pacers are attempting 52.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 58.7% of the shots they’ve taken (and 67.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 37.1 treys per contest, which are 41.3% of their shots (and 32.2% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

In 2022-23, Detroit is second-worst in the NBA offensively (110.5 points scored per game) and fourth-worst on defense (118.8 points conceded). At home, the Pistons average 112.3 points per game. On the road, they average 108.6. The Pistons have performed worse offensively in their last 10 games, putting up 105.7 points per contest, 4.8 fewer points their than season average of 110.5.

With 11.4 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.1% from beyond the arc, Detroit is 20th and 22nd in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Pistons take 37.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 28.8% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 62.7% of their shots, with 71.2% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Pacers, and we project that Pacers will cover the spread (Pacers -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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