A Central Division battle is on tap between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit is 3-10 overall and 1-5 at home, while Indiana is 6-9 overall and 2-7 on the road. Indiana swept the season series last year and also covered in two out of the three head-to-head matchups with Detroit.
This season, the Pacers are 8-7 against the spread while the Pistons are 5-8. Indiana is favored by 6.5-points in the latest Pistons vs. Pacers odds from Caesars Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 206. Before entering any Pacers vs. Pistons picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Pistons vs. Pacers spread: Pistons +6.5
- Pistons vs. Pacers over-under: 206 points
What you need to know about the Pistons
The Pistons found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 129-107 punch to the gut against the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Detroit was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 68-44. Power forward Jerami Grant struggled in the loss. He played for 27 minutes but put up just seven points on 3-for-10 shooting.
After a breakout season where he averaged 22.3 points per game in 2020-21, Grant is averaging 17.9 points per game and his 40.9 percent shooting from the field is his worst since his rookie year in 2014-15 (35.2). However, No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham is finally starting to find his shooting stroke. He had 25 points in the loss to the Kings and is shooting 46.4 percent from the floor in his last four games.
What you need to know about the Pacers
Meanwhile, Indiana came up short against the New York Knicks on Monday, falling 92-84. The losing side was boosted by power forward Domantas Sabonis, who dropped a double-double with 21 points and 15 boards. Sabonis is averaging 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game this season.
Malcolm Brogdon also had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the loss and had his first triple-double of the season earlier in the week against the 76ers. Brogdon is averaging 22.3 points, 7.3 rebound and 6.8 assists per game this season and his matchup with Cunningham should be an interesting one on Wednesday.
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