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Pacers vs. Pistons - 1/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons (14-25) at Indiana Pacers (15-25)

NBA Basketball: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Indiana Pacers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT, FSMW

The Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers play Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Detroit Pistons are playing their best ball of the year by winning nine of their last 11 games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 97.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 15.1 points and 9.6 rebounds while Brandon Jennings is averaging 14.9 points and 6.5 assists. Andre Drummond is grabbing 12.7 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 4.1 assists. The Detroit Pistons are starting to think playoffs with the way that they’re playing, as their offense is finally clicking, as they’re averaging more than 103 points in their last five games. The Pistons have also done great on the road, as nine of their 14 wins have come away from home.

Pacers vs. Pistons - 1/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Indiana Pacers are falling out of the playoff race after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 95.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 44.2 percent shooting. David West is averaging 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 12.4 points and 1.2 assists. Roy Hibbert is grabbing seven rebounds and Solomon Hill is shooting 38.5 percent from the field. The Indiana Pacers pretty much are what we expected, a team that can’t put the ball in the hoop consistently and loses many close games because of it. The Pacers are shooting just 42 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost 11 of their last 13 when scoring less than 100 points. George Hill is doubtful for this game with a groin injury.

The Pistons are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pacers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pistons are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Indiana.

Hard to back the Pacers with the way they've been playing. Look for the Pistons to stay hot and win a big game on the road.

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Detroit Pistons -1.5

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