Tuesday, November 30 2021

Through 3 Quarters

Down eight at the end of last quarter, the Indiana Pacers have now snagged the lead. It’s anybody’s game after three quarters, but Indiana is ahead of the Detroit Pistons 75-73.

Point guard Malcolm Brogdon (17 points) has been the top scorer for the Pacers. The top scorers for Detroit have been small forward Saddiq Bey (14 points), power forward Jerami Grant (14 points), shooting guard Cory Joseph (12 points), and shooting guard Cade Cunningham (12 points). Cory Joseph is close to surpassing his season high of 13.

Here’s an interesting fact: Indiana also had a two-point lead after the third quarter in the teams’ last meeting.

Who’s Playing

Indiana @ Detroit

Current Records: Indiana 6-9; Detroit 3-10

What to Know

The Detroit Pistons haven’t won a contest against the Indiana Pacers since Dec. 6 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. The Pistons and Indiana will face off in a Central Division battle at 7 p.m. ET at Little Caesars Arena.

Detroit has to be hurting after a devastating 129-107 defeat at the hands of the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Detroit was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 68-44. One thing holding Detroit back was the mediocre play of power forward Jerami Grant, who did not have his best game: he finished with only seven points on 3-for-10 shooting in his 27 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, Indiana came up short against the New York Knicks on Monday, falling 92-84. Despite the loss, the Pacers got a solid performance out of power forward Domantas Sabonis, who dropped a double-double on 21 points and 15 boards.

The Pistons are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the squad is 4-8 ATS when expected to lose.

With both teams hitting sour notes in their previous games, they will no doubt be looking to produce a better outcome in this one. If Indiana want to win, they will need to focus on stopping Detroit’s shooting guard Cade Cunningham, who shot 5-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with 25 points, eight dimes and eight rebounds, and small forward Saddiq Bey, who had 28 points. We’ll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Little Caesars Arena — Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: Bally Sports – Detroit
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $9.99

Odds

The Pacers are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Indiana have won 15 out of their last 23 games against Detroit.

  • Apr 24, 2021 – Indiana 115 vs. Detroit 109
  • Mar 24, 2021 – Indiana 116 vs. Detroit 111
  • Feb 11, 2021 – Indiana 111 vs. Detroit 95
  • Dec 06, 2019 – Detroit 108 vs. Indiana 101
  • Nov 08, 2019 – Indiana 112 vs. Detroit 106
  • Oct 28, 2019 – Detroit 96 vs. Indiana 94
  • Oct 23, 2019 – Detroit 119 vs. Indiana 110
  • Apr 03, 2019 – Indiana 108 vs. Detroit 89
  • Apr 01, 2019 – Indiana 111 vs. Detroit 102
  • Feb 25, 2019 – Detroit 113 vs. Indiana 109
  • Dec 28, 2018 – Indiana 125 vs. Detroit 88
  • Dec 26, 2017 – Detroit 107 vs. Indiana 83
  • Dec 15, 2017 – Detroit 104 vs. Indiana 98
  • Nov 17, 2017 – Indiana 107 vs. Detroit 100
  • Nov 08, 2017 – Detroit 114 vs. Indiana 97
  • Mar 08, 2017 – Indiana 115 vs. Detroit 98
  • Feb 04, 2017 – Indiana 105 vs. Detroit 84
  • Jan 03, 2017 – Indiana 121 vs. Detroit 116
  • Dec 17, 2016 – Indiana 105 vs. Detroit 90
  • Feb 06, 2016 – Indiana 112 vs. Detroit 104
  • Jan 02, 2016 – Indiana 94 vs. Detroit 82
  • Dec 12, 2015 – Detroit 118 vs. Indiana 96
  • Nov 03, 2015 – Indiana 94 vs. Detroit 82

Injury Report for Detroit

  • Chris Smith: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Isaiah Livers: Out (Foot)
  • Kelly Olynyk: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Indiana

  • Chris Duarte: Out (Shoulder)
  • T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)

Source: CBSSports.com

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