Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (18-15) at Indiana Pacers (18-14)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSMW
The Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 20.1 points and 6.4 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.3 points and 16.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.3 points and four assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 14.7 points and three rebounds. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.5 assists and George Hill is grabbing four rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven home games. Ian Mahinmi and Jordan Hill are questionable.
The Pistons are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pacers are 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 vs. Eastern Conference. The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Pacers have beaten the Pistons in five of the last eight meetings and have a lot of offensive firepower in this matchup. Not sure the slower Pistons can keep up. Give me the home team and the reasonable number.