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The Detroit Pistons will be going for their second consecutive road win when they face the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. The Pistons are coming off a 100-86 loss to Chicago as 3.5-point underdogs. The Pacers are coming off a 140-113 loss to Milwaukee as 6.5-point underdogs.
Detroit and Indiana split their last 10 meetings.
Pistons Going For Third Win In Four Games
The Pistons had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Bulls in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Pacers, which will give them their third win in their last four contests.
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 22, 2021
Detroit is one of the worst offensive teams in the league, averaging 107.1 points per game. They finished with 86 points in their last game, making 39 percent of their field goals and 16 percent of their three-pointers.
Jerami Grant led the way for Detroit with 26 points and two assists. Mason Plumlee finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Frank Jackson added 12 points and five rebounds for the Pistons.
Detroit has done a better job defensively, giving up 110.8 points per game. They gave up 100 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to win this game.
Pacers Trying To Snap Six-Game Home Losing Streak
The Pacers played well on their three-game road trip, winning two of their three games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Pistons, which will give them their third win in their last four games and snap their six-game home losing streak.
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— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) March 23, 2021
Indiana has played well offensively, averaging 113.1 points per game. They finished with 113 points in their last game, making 40.5 percent of their field goals and 24 percent of their three-pointers.
Domantas Sabonis led the way for Indiana with 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Jeremy Lamb finished with 21 points, six rebounds, and five assists, while Doug McDermott added 20 points and two rebounds for the Pacers.
Leading scorer Malcolm Brogdon missed Monday’s game because of a sore back. He has been ruled out for this game.
Indiana hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 113.2 points per game. They gave up 140 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to get the win.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Pacers have lost three of their last five games, but they were playing some of the best teams in the league. Things will get easier for them against the Pistons, who aren’t playing well offensively and were held under 100 points in three of their last five games. The Pistons were also careless with the ball in their last three games, averaging over 16 turnovers per game, which will lead to easy scoring opportunities for the Pacers, who are averaging 8.6 steals per game. Even though it hasn’t translated to a lot of wins in recent games, the Pacers are playing well offensively. They scored almost 120 points per game in their last three games and they have also done a great job rebounding the ball, especially on the offensive end, and will get plenty of second-chance opportunities. With the Pacers winning two of the last three meetings between the two teams, Indiana makes the most sense here.
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Pacers are averaging 113.1 points per game, but they haven’t played as well at home, with the team averaging 112.8 points per game. They are facing a defense that is giving up 112.9 points per game on the road and will hit their average in this game. The Pistons are averaging 107.1 points per game and 108 points per game on the road. They also play at a slow pace, averaging 101.9 possessions per game. Even though the Pacers are giving up 113.2 points per game, the Pistons won’t score enough points to push the score over the total. The Pacers and Pistons have played under the total in three of their last four meetings.