Indiana Pacers Vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds

Indiana Pacers Vs Detroit Pistons Prediction

The Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 05:00 PM ET at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, IN). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

  • Date: February 22, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

Match Prediction Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers

  • Overwhelmingly favor the Pacers: Most experts and prediction models heavily favor the Pacers, giving them a win probability of 80% or higher.
  • Predicted score: Scores vary, but most models see the Pacers winning by a comfortable margin, with predictions around 120-105 or 125-110.
  • Spread: The Pacers are heavily favored by 11.5 points on the spread, meaning they need to win by 12 or more points for bets on them to cover.
  • Over/Under: The total points for the game are set at 247.5 or 248.5 depending on the sportsbook.

Head to Head

  • The Pacers and Pistons have a fairly even head-to-head record, with the Pacers holding a slight edge at 113-113 (50.2% win rate), including regular season and playoffs.
  • However, in the 2023-24 season alone, the Pacers have swept the Pistons in their two meetings, winning by 8 and 4 points respectively.

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers Preview

The Indiana Pacers (29-26) host the Detroit Pistons (5-47) in a lopsided matchup between teams with vastly different goals. The Pacers are fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, while the Pistons are focused on development and accumulating draft picks.

Key factors to consider:

  • Pacers’ stronger roster and record: The Pacers are a playoff contender with experienced players, while the Pistons are rebuilding with young talent.
  • Motivations: The Pacers need to win to solidify their playoff position, while the Pistons are focused on player development.
  • Recent form: The Pacers have won 6 of their last 10 games, while the Pistons have lost 10 straight.

Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Odds

Here are some of the current betting odds from various sportsbooks:

  • Moneyline:
    • Pacers: -650 (-700 on some sites)
    • Pistons: +475 (+500 on some sites)
  • Spread:
    • Pacers -11.5: -110
    • Pistons +11.5: -110
  • Over/Under:
    • Over 247.5/248.5: -110
    • Under 247.5/248.5: -110

FAQs for Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers

What’s the spread on Pacers vs Pistons?

Pistons vs. Pacers spread: Pacers -7.5.

What is the record between the Pistons and the Pacers?

The Detroit Pistons have a 102-109 record versus the Pacers all-time.

Why is Indiana the Pacers?

The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the original members of the ABA, taking the name “Pacers” in honor of Indiana being home to the Indianapolis 500 automobile race and the state’s long history of harness racing.

What is the Pacers Pistons over under-prediction?

Our proven predictive analytics model gives the Pacers an 80% chance of defeating the Pistons. Our predicted final score has the Pacers winning 127-117. According to our model, the Pistons (+11) have a 55% chance of covering the spread, while the Over/Under total of 247.5 points has a 56% chance of going under.

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High Probability:

  • Pacers win convincingly: Their stronger roster, recent form, and home advantage heavily favor a comfortable Pacers victory. Expect a margin exceeding the 11.5-point spread.
  • High-scoring game: Both teams can put up points, so the total exceeding the Over/Under line (247.5/248.5) is likely.

Less Likely, but Possible:

  • Pistons upset: While improbable, the Pistons have a small chance, especially if the Pacers underestimate them or have an off night.
  • Close game: The Pacers might win by a smaller margin than expected, making it a closer contest.

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