Pacers vs. Pistons Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 207 points.
Indiana enters with a 19-14 overall record and 20-13 ATS after a 123-119 home overtime win over the Nets. Detroit is 18-14 overall and 18-12-2 ATS following a 104-101 home victory against the Knicks. The Pistons are 2-1 straight up and 2-1 ATS in three meetings already this season. The Pacers are 5-2 straight up and 5-2 ATS in seven meetings since the start of last season. The under is 4-3.
In the victory over Brooklyn, Victor Oladipo tallied 38 points along with six rebounds and four assists to lead the way. He was 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Myles Turner accounted for 23 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots. Bojan Bogdanovic added 17 points and six boards. The Pacers outscored the Nets 12-8 in the overtime session.
Tobias Harris contributed 24 points, five assists and three rebounds in the win over New York. Andre Drummond recorded 18 points, 15 rebounds and two blocked shots. Reggie Bullock added 14 points and six boards. The Pistons outscored the visitors 30-26 in the fourth quarter.
Indiana is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings. The over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings in Detroit.
Detroit has been up and down since its roaring start, but staying at home for Christmas and having a game the next day against a rival could be beneficial. Although the Pistons had major struggles against the Pacers the last couple years, they seem to have figured out what works this season with a pair of covers in three meetings. Drummond has dominated Indiana this season and don't look for that to change tonight. Go with the hosts.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -2