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Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers - 2/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Monday February 25, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons -2.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5
TV Channel
FSIN
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The Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons meet Monday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.9 points and 1.8 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing seven rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last eight road games.

The Detroit Pistons look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 47 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.5 points and 15.1 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Kennard is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last nine home games.

The Pacers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Pistons last 5 overall. The under is 8-3 in Pacers last 11 overall.

The home team has won six of the last seven meetings between the Pistons and Pacers. The Indiana Pacers have figured out how to win again, winning eight of their last nine, but they've been hit or miss on the road and there's a chance they could be without Myles Turner again, which isn't good in this particular matchup due to the Pistons size.  The Detroit Pistons are playing their best ball of the season with wins in six of their last seven, and while only one of those wins came against a playoff team, the offense has improved drastically and they're winning their last five games by an average of 8.8 points. The Pistons may be turning the corner here and need to win games like this at home to improve their playoff odds. I'm going to lay the bucket.

Pick:
Detroit Pistons -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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