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    Detroit Pistons versus Indiana Pacers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-23-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 34-21 Indiana Pacers will travel as both clubs are on a back to back as they face the 22-35 Detroit Pistons in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Detroit is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The odds from this NBA game have the road team Indiana Pacers favored by -3 points with an over under line of 188 points. There has been no line movement in this NBA game since the odds opened up.

    The teams have met three times this season with Indiana winning and covering the spread in all three games.

    This is the back end of a home and home series. On Friday night it was Indiana posting the 114-82 home win against the Detroit Pistons as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 190 points.

    Indiana is 11-16 on the road. It was the Pacers third straight win and eighth win over their past ten games. Indiana went ahead 60-36 at the half in victory. They shot 56.2% from the field along with 10 of 14 coming from the three point line. The Pacers had six more rebounds than Detroit. David West had 18 points and eight rebounds on 8 of 11 shooting for Indiana.

    The Pistons are 15-16 at home on the year. In the loss on Friday to the Pacers the Pistons shot just 35.4% from the floor along with 3 of 19 from three. They missed 16 of 37 free throws. Will Bynum off the bench scored 17 points and four assists on 7 of 12 shooting. Four Pistons starters Calderon, Maxiell, Singler and Monroe combined for 5 of 25 from the field. Free throw issues have haunted Detroit all season as they rank 29th and second to last in the NBA by hitting on 69.3% from the charity stripe. Detroit occupies the 11th seed in the Eastern conference as they sit six games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the eighth seed.