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Pistons vs Pacers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/11/23

Indiana Pacers (30-37) vs. Detroit Pistons (15-52)
March 11, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons +5.5; Over/Under: -
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The Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday in the NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 115 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.1 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Myles Turner is averaging 18.1 points and 7.9 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Bennedict Mathurin is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 119.1 points on 49 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.3 points and 4.6 assists. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Stewart is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Pacers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Pistons last 8 overall. The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Indiana Pacers aren’t a team I’m thrilled to back in the favorite role on the road, but they’re a team still fighting for playoff seeding, and this is a game they should win. The Detroit Pistons have been in tank mode all year, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 8.8 points and in the underdog role by an average of 8.5 points. No excuses for the Pacers. I’ll lay the buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Indiana Pacers -5.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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