Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (18-30) at Indiana Pacers (17-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons invade Bankers Life Fieldhouse to battle the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
The Indiana Pacers have lost nine of their last 11 games overall and on Saturday were beaten by the Kings 99-94. CJ Miles and David West led the scoring with 17 points each while George Hill added 14, but it just wasn't enough as the Pacers were always playing from behind after trailing 30-12 late in the first quarter. The shots just weren't dropping for the Pacers early on and they just didn't have anyone to matchup defensively with Rudy Gay who poured in 31 points, but the Pacers did show plenty of fight to cut the lead to 97-94 late in the game but fell just short. With the loss, Indiana drops to 17-32 overall and 9-13 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been going through their struggles lately, but have now bounced back from a four-game losing streak with double digit wins over the Rockets and the Heat. In last night’s 108-91 win over the Heat DJ Augustin led the Pistons with 25 points and 13 assists while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 18 points in what was a comprehensive victory. Detroit absolutely flew out of the gates and led by 33-12 after the first quarter before cruising the rest of the way. With the in, Detroit improves to 19-30 on the season and 9-16 at home.
In ATS trends, the Pistons are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team below .400 and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, while the Pacers are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Road team is 6-1 ATS in the last seven.
I think the bookies have got this one slightly wrong because I would have had this game as a pick ‘em given the way the Pistons have been playing in their last two games. With that being said, I feel that there’s a bit a value on Detroit in this one so that’s where I’m leaning.