Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game. The Detroit Pistons look to end their losing streak on the road as they travel to Indianapolis to take on the Pacers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With just 4 wins in 26 games, the Detroit Pistons are by far the worst team in the Eastern Conference. They enter tonight’s game on a 12-game losing streak and if things don’t change soon they could be facing the longest losing streak of any team in the NBA this season. On Monday they lost by. 12 points at home against the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant dropped 51 points on them in that game, it was a special performance and when that happens you can’t do much, especially when you are so limited on defense like the Pistons are. Detroit has lost 6 straight on the road as well, in their last 8 games vs opponents from the Central Division they have covered just once. The only positive right now for this team is the steady development of Cade Cunningham, he led them with 26 points and 6 assists vs the Nets.
Indiana has started to turn things around slowly, but a 3-game winning streak was stopped by Golden State and Milwaukee. The Pacers had a chance to beat the Warriors, but ultimately they lost by 2 points at home. In last’s night game vs the Bucks they lost by 15 points despite Milwaukee playing without their two stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. All 5 Pacer starters scored in double figures, led by Domantas Sabonis who had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Rumors are heating up around this team and as thing stand none of the starting 5 players is safe, so we can expect a few drastic moves by the Pacers before the deadline. Indy wants to shape things up a bit and we can’t really blame them as right now they are 12-18 on the season.
Pacers have been solid at home this season with a 9-7 record, having covered 9 times in 16 games as well. They’ve beaten the Pistons 12 times in the last 13 played in Indiana, so I’m liking their chances here. Back the Pacers to win by double-digits.
Indiana Pacers – Detroit Pistons Predictions & Odds
Indiana -10 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Prior to facing the two elite defenses of Golden State and Milwaukee, the Pacers were on a roll offensively scoring 116, 122 and 106 points in the 3 game win streak. At home they score 110.3 points per game, which is just outside the top 10. The over tends to land quite often at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse, this has been the case in 7 of their last 9 played there. Pistons games have also been productive on the over with that bet cashing 5 times in 7 games. Looking at head-to-head meetings these two teams are averaging 209.9 points per game in their last 10, which is just around tonight’s total set by the oddsmakers. Detroit’s defense has been one of the worst in the NBA over their last 3 games, they are giving up 114.7 per game and overall on the road this season they are at 110.2 allowed per game. I think the Pacers will score enough here to push us over the total.
Over 210.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365