Pacers vs Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 24, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 24, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

The Indiana Pacers (19-23) are 6-point favorites as they look to end a six-game home losing streak when they square off against the Detroit Pistons (12-30) on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS-IN. The point total for the matchup is set at 218.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of March 24, 2021, 10:25 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 24

Pacers:
Myles Turner: Day To Day (Ankle),
T.J. Warren: Out (Foot),
Malcolm Brogdon: Day To Day (Back)

Pistons:
Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip),
Hamidou Diallo: Out (Groin),
Wayne Ellington: Day To Day (Adductor)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pacers (-6)
Total Pick Over (218.5)
Prediction Pacers 114, Pistons 108

The model projects the Pacers to win, just as William Hill does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (6.6 to 6).

The model predicts a total 3.6 points higher than the one set by William Hill for this matchup.

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Pacers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Malcolm Brogdon 40 21.6 4.7 6.1 1.1 0.2 2.6
Domantas Sabonis 42 20.2 11.2 6.2 1.2 0.6 0.8
Caris LeVert 18 17.3 4.2 5.3 1.2 0.3 1.8
Doug McDermott 41 13.6 3.9 1.4 0.3 0.1 1.7
Myles Turner 39 13.2 6.5 1.0 0.9 3.4 1.5

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 39 23.3 5.0 2.8 0.7 1.0 2.4
Josh Jackson 38 13.2 4.2 2.1 0.9 0.9 1.2
Hamidou Diallo 32 11.9 5.1 2.4 1.0 0.4 0.4
Wayne Ellington 30 10.6 1.8 1.4 0.4 0.2 2.7
Saddiq Bey 40 10.5 4.2 1.2 0.7 0.1 2.2

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Pacers have a 47.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.6% lower than the 47.8% of shots the Pistons’ opponents have hit.
  • Indiana is 14-9 against the spread and 16-7 overall when it shoots higher than 47.8% from the field.
  • Detroit’s record is 11-8-1 against the spread and 9-12 overall when its opponents make more than 47.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pistons have shot at a 44.2% rate from the field this season, 2.7 percentage points fewer than the 46.9% shooting opponents of the Pacers have averaged.
  • Detroit has compiled an 8-3-1 record against the spread and a 6-6 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 46.9% from the field.
  • This season, Indiana has an 8-4 record against the spread and an 8-4 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot over 44.2% from the field.
  • The Pacers’ 36% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 1.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pistons have shot from deep (37.1%).
  • Indiana has assembled an 11-7 record against the spread and an 11-7 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 37.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Detroit is 11-7-1 against the spread while putting together an 8-12 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 36% from beyond the arc.
  • The Pistons’ three-point shooting percentage this season (34.8%) is 3.4 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pacers are averaging (38.2%).
  • Detroit is 12-3 against the spread and 8-8 overall when shooting over 38.2% as a team from three-point range.
  • Indiana has a 9-7 ATS record and a 9-7 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.8% from three-point distance.
  • The Pacers knock down 12.3 three-pointers per game this season, the same number per game the Pistons allow.
  • The Pistons make the 20th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Pacers give up the 11th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Pacers vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Pacers Rank Pacers AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
13th 113.1 Points Scored 107.1 24th
22nd 113.2 Points Allowed 108.4 11th
28th 41.7 Rebounds 43 18th
25th 8.6 Off. Rebounds 10.3 15th
19th 12.3 3pt Made 12.3 20th
5th 26.8 Assists 24.3 20th
12th 13.2 Turnovers 13.6 18th

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