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Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Friday November 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
The Line
Indiana Pacers -7.5 . Total 211.5
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The Detroit Pistons hit the road for a matchup with the Indiana Pacers.  The Pistons are (4-5) on the season and are coming off a 122-102 win over the New York Knicks. The Pacers come into this home matchup with a record of (4-4) and most recently enjoyed a 121-106 win over the Washington Wizards.

The Pistons were led by Andre Drummond in the win over the Knicks.  Drummond finished with another double-double on the young season, scoring 27 points and pulling down 12 rebounds, while dishing out 7 assists.  Tony Snell was a perfect 9 of 9 from the floor, including 6 of 6 from 3 point range.  Snell totaled 24 points on the night.  The Pistons shot 55% from the floor and 50% from 3 point range in the win.  Detroit dominated the paint, out scoring the Knicks 54 to 42.  The Pistons led by as many as 25 points. 

In the win over the Wizards, the Pacers saw their whole starting lineup, plus 2 reserves finish in double figures.  T.J. Warren guided the Pacers, going 9 of 15 from the floor.  Warren contributed 21 points and 4 rebounds.  Aaron Holiday added 18 points on the night.  The Pacers out rebounded the Wizards 57 to 56 on the night.  The Pacers led by as many as 25 points on the night, while forcing 17 turnovers.

Recent Betting Trends:

Pistons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.

Pistons are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. the Eastern Conference.

The over is 4-1 in the Pistons last 5 road games.

Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Pacers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games.

The over is 7-2 in the Pacers last 9 Friday games.

The home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.  The Pistons have a losing record on the season, but out of their 9 games the Pistons have played, they have played the Pacers twice already.  The Pistons are 2-0 against the Pacers this season and have dominated inside the paint against the Pacers.  The Pistons will be without Derrick Rose and Reggie Jackson.  The Pacers will be without Jeremy Lamb.  Even with the Pistons missing their two point guards, I'm still going to take the Pistons.  Being 7.5 point underdogs seems a little extreme for a team that has won twice against the Pacers already.  Final score prediction, Pacers win and the Pistons cover, 109-106.    

Pick:
DET +7.5
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