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Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons - 4/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Monday April 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
The Line
The Line: Indiana -6.5
TV Channel
FSIN, FSDT
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The Detroit Pistons pay a visit to the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday night.

The Detroit Pistons have been in decent shape as they’ve won five of their last nine games and they will be looking for a third straight victory after taking down the red-hot Trailblazers in a 99-90 home win on Saturday. Reggie Jackson led the team with 28 points and five assists, Andre Drummond added 22 points with 19 rebounds, four assists and three blocks, while Langston Galloway chipped in with 12 points off the bench. As a team, the Pistons shot 43 percent from the field and just five of 25 from the 3-point line as they poured in 68 points in the second half after managing a season-low 31 points in the first half. With the win, Detroit improved to 39-37 overall and 25-13 at home which is good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been in a real funk lately as they’ve lost seven of their last eight games and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after falling to the Magic in a 121-116 home loss on Saturday. Darren Collison led the team with 24 points and nine assists on 10 of 15 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic added 22 points while Myles Turner chipped in with 16 points and 12 rebounds. As a team, the Pacers shot a healthy 52 percent from the field and nine of 24 from the 3-point line as they hung with the in-form Magic for most of the game until the fourth quarter where they managed just 24 points as the Magic stole the game late behind a near triple-double from Aaron Gordon. With the tough loss, Indiana fell to 45-32 overall and 28-10 at home which is good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Pacers 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 2-5 ATS in their last games overall.

Head to head, the home team is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings, the favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings and Pistons are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings in Indiana.

The Pistons didn’t make it easy for themselves, but they will be confident after pulling out a tough win against the Trailblazers on Saturday. The Pacers are 7-1 ATS in the last eight home meetings in this matchup, but they’re going through their worst stretch of the season, so it doesn’t seem right for them to be so heavily favored in this one. With that being said, the Pistons are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall and I think that trend continues as they pull off the upset in this one.

Pick:
Detroit +6.5
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