The Detroit Pistons (18-42) travel to meet the Indiana Pacers (27-31) Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Pistons-Pacers odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
The Pistons were trampled 106-91 in San Antonio on Thursday as the Under connected, their second straight loss.
They’ll be glad to get back to facing Eastern Conference teams, as they’re 3-2 SU and ATS across the past five vs. East while going 1-5 SU and 3-2-1 ATS across the past six vs. West.
The Pacers posted a 122-116 win over Oklahoma City last time out on Wednesday, but they’re still just 1-3 SU across the past four while failing to cover in each of the previous three.
The last time Indiana faced Detroit they won 116-111 on March 24 in Indy, but they failed to cover a 7.5-point number as the Over connected.
The Pacers also won the first meeting in the “Motor City” Feb. 11 by a 111-95 count as the Under cashed.
Pistons at Pacers: Odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Pistons +180 (bet $100 to win $180) | Pacers -225 (bet $225 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS: Pistons +5.5 (-110) | Pacers -5.5 (-110)
- Over/Under: 223.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Pistons at Pacers: Key injuries
- SF Jerami Grant (quadriceps) probable
- PG Cory Joseph (ankle) probable
- SG Rodney McGruder (elbow) out
- PG Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) out
- C Goga Bitadze (ankle) questionable
- SG Jeremy Lamb (knee) questionable
- SF Doug McDermott (ankle) questionable
- PF Domantas Sabonis (back) out
- C Myles Turner (toe) out
- SF T.J. Warren (foot) out
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Pistons at Pacers: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Pacers 112, Pistons 105
Money line (ML)
The Pacers (-225) will cost you more than two times your potential return. While they have beaten the Pistons (+180) in each of the first two meetings rather handily, there is still too much for a team four games under .500 overall.
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Against the spread (ATS)
The PACERS -5.5 (-110) slapped the brakes on a three-game losing skid with a win over OKC last time out. They still haven’t covered in each of their past three, but they’re due.
Indiana is well-rested, and the fact they’re 8-3-1 ATS in the past 12 home games against Detroit also makes them quite attractive despite the cold streak against the number lately.
UNDER 223.5 (-110) is the play here. The Pistons are on a 4-1-1 Under run, while going 3-1-1 in the past five as an underdog.
For the Pacers, it’s been all about the Over lately. But they have alternated Over and Under results in the past four.
Indiana will have trouble scoring against a Detroit defense that has allowed 106 or fewer points in four of its past six.
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