Pacers at Pistons - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (35-43) at Detroit Pistons (30-48)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +4.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSDT
The Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons play Friday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 97.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 11.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while George Hill is averaging 15.8 points and 4.8 assists. C.J. Miles is dishing 1.1 assists and David West is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 41.5 percent from deep in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 14 when topping 100 points. The Pacers need a win to stay in a tight East playoff race. C.J. Watson is questionable with an elbow injury.
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The Detroit Pistons look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.1 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.7 points and nine assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16 points and 10.4 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.4 rebounds and Jodie Meeks is dishing 1.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 46 percent from the field in their last five games and have won five of their last eight when topping 100 points. The Pistons have won five of their last six games on their home court. Spencer Dinwiddie is questionable with an injury.
The Pacers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Pistons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit.
I'm just not 100 percent sold on the Pacers, as they're still inconsistent down the stretch. The Pistons actually play decent ball on their home court and are still playing hard in hopes of building confidence heading into next season. I'll take the points here.