Pacers and Pistons in Middle of Tight Playoff Race
The fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will see the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers when they take their seats on Wednesday. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN at 8 pm EST.
The playoff race is starting to heat up in the Eastern Conference. The sixth and seventh seeds in the East,the Pacers and Pistons, are right in the middle of it.
Oddsmakers opened the Pacers as -3.5-point favorites versus the Pistons, while the game's total opened at 205.
In their last action, the Pacers were a 100-88 loser on the road against the Charlotte Hornets. They failed to cover the +4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Indiana is just 3-12 on the second night of a back-to-back. When given at least one day of rest, the squad is 29-19.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 109-95 winner as they battled the Chicago Bulls at home. The Pistons covered in the game as a -6-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game UNDER the total. The Pistons own the seventh best rebounding percentage league. This is in large part to Andre Drummond's 13.8 rebounds per game. Rebounding has been an issue for the Pacers and Detroit will try to exploit that weakness this time around.
Betting Odds Trends
|Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games|
|Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road|
|Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Indiana|
|Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana|
|The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games when playing Indiana|
|Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana|
|Detroit is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Indiana|
|Pacers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Pacers is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games|
|Pacers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|Indiana is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home|
|Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|Indiana is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit|
|Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit|
|The total has gone OVER in 10 of Indiana's last 15 games when playing Detroit|
|Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit|
|Indiana is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Detroit|
Detroit home to Cleveland Thursday, March 9
Indiana at Milwaukee Friday, March 10
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