A Central Division battle is on tap between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. ET on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana is 4-4 overall and 3-1 at home, while Detroit is 4-5 overall and 1-3 on the road. Detroit is 4-5 against the spread this season and enters Friday’s matchup averaging 108.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, is 3-4-1 against the spread but features a suffocating defense, giving up an average of 106.4 points per game, the eighth-best mark in the NBA. Indiana is favored by 7.5-points in the latest Pacers vs. Pistons odds, while the Over-Under is set at 210. Before entering any Pistons vs. Pacers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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The model has taken into account that Indiana has had success against Detroit at home in recent years. In fact, the Pacers are 16-4 in their last 20 meetings on their home court against the Pistons. Plus, the Pacers have won three consecutive home games, which includes a 121-106 victory over the Wizards on Wednesday night. In that matchup, center Domantas Sabonis filled the stat sheet with 13 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists. Now, Sabonis and the Pacers will look to exploit a Pistons team that has given up 112 or more points in each of their last three road games.
Meanwhile, Detroit picked up a big 122-102 win over the Knicks on Wednesday. Center Andre Drummond and guard Luke Kennard were among the main playmakers for the Pistons as the two combined for 39 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists. The Pistons have also beaten the Pacers in each of their last two meetings, which includes a 96-94 victory over Indianapolis on Oct. 28.
So who wins Pacers vs. Pistons? And which side of the spread is hitting well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the Pistons vs. Pacers spread to back on Friday, all from the advanced model that has crushed its NBA picks.