The Indiana Pacers (31-37) visit the Detroit Pistons (15-53) on March 13, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons are underdogs by a 3.5-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of two in a row with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is 226.5 points.
How to bet Pacers vs. Pistons
Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pacers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pacers have -157 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +135 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Pacers vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, March 13, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSDE
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Arena: Little Caesars Arena
Pacers vs. Pistons Betting Trends
In the Pacers’ 68 games this season, they have 37 wins against the spread. Indiana has been the favorite in 15 games this season and has come away with the win 10 times (66.7%) in those contests. Pacers games this year have hit the over 50% of the time (34 out of 68 games with a set point total).
The Pistons have played 68 games, with 30 wins against the spread. Detroit has been the moneyline underdog 64 total times this season. Motor City has gone 13-51 in those games. Pistons games this year have gone over the point total 52.9% of the time (36 out of 68 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Pacers: Buddy Hield: Questionable (Foot), T.J. McConnell: Out (Back), Myles Turner: Out (Back), Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Knee), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Bennedict Mathurin: Questionable (Ankle)
Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Achilles), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Ankle), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Marvin Bagley: Out (Ankle), Isaiah Stewart: Out (Hip), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Jaden Ivey: Out (Health Protocols)
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
Indiana ranks 10th in the NBA with 115.8 points per game, but its defense has been less effective, ceding 117.9 points per game (fifth-worst in league). At home, the Pacers are posting 5.7 more points per game (118.6) than they are on the road (112.9). On offense, the Pacers have increased their production significantly over their last 10 games, scoring 123.9 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 115.8 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.
Indiana ranks fifth-best in the NBA by making 13.9 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 12th in the league at 36.4%. This season, the Pacers have taken 57.6% two-pointers, accounting for 66.7% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 42.4% three-pointers (33.3% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons
On offense, Detroit is the third-worst squad in the league (111.3 points per game). On defense, it is second-worst (118.9 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Pistons are scoring 3.6 more points per game at home (113.1) than on the road (109.5). The Pistons have played worse offensively over their previous 10 games, averaging 105.6 points per contest, 5.7 fewer points their than season average of 111.3.
At 11.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.1% from downtown, Detroit is 18th and 21st in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Pistons attempt 37.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 28.9% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 62.6% of their shots, with 71.1% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Pacers, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Pacers -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 226.5 points.
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