Pistons vs. Pacers Prediction

NBA Predictions: Are the Pistons a good bet to cover vs. Pacers? 2/4/17

Are the Pistons a good bet to cover on the road tonight as a small underdog when they visit the Pacers at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pacers are 4-point favorites versus the Pistons after opening as a 5-point favorite. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 213 and has been bet down to 210.5 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.

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Detroit enters play tonight with a 5-5 record over its last 10 games and is 5-5 against the spread over those 10 games. The Pistons have now won back-to-back games, including a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Friday night. In that game, Jon Leuer scored a season-high 24 points in 35 minutes, adding four rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers.

Indiana has won seven of its last 10 games and is 5-4-1 against the spread over that same span. The team has now won six consecutive games, including a 106-97 victory at Brooklyn on Friday night. Paul George scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer in the win over the Nets. Monta Ellis added nine points with six rebounds.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Pistons are just 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 games in Indiana and are winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four games against the Pacers. They're also just 4-11 against the spread in  their last 15 conference games and are 3-9 at the betting window in their last 12 games coming off a win. The Pacers, meanwhile, are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and are tough to beat at home.



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