Detroit plays Indiana on 3-game road slide

Wed, Feb 21, 2024
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Detroit plays Indiana on 3-game road slide

Detroit Pistons (8-46, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (31-25, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pacers -11.5; over/under is 248

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit will aim to break its three-game road skid when the Pistons play Indiana.

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The Pacers are 9-2 against opponents in the Central Division. Indiana leads the Eastern Conference averaging 123.7 points and is shooting 50.8%.

The Pistons have gone 5-25 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit is 5-23 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Pacers average 13.6 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.7 more made shots on average than the 11.9 per game the Pistons allow. The Pistons' 47.2% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.1 percentage points lower than the Pacers have allowed to their opponents (50.3%).

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Pacers won 131-123 in the last matchup on Dec. 12. Bennedict Mathurin led the Pacers with 30 points, and Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 23 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 21.8 points and 11.7 assists for the Pacers. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.2 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Cunningham is averaging 21.9 points and 7.5 assists for the Pistons. Jaden Ivey is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 5-5, averaging 117.7 points, 39.3 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 51.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.7 points per game.

Pistons: 3-7, averaging 114.7 points, 45.5 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: Myles Turner: day to day (illness), Jalen Smith: day to day (back), Bennedict Mathurin: day to day (knee), Aaron Nesmith: day to day (shin), James Johnson: day to day (illness).

Pistons: Quentin Grimes: day to day (knee), Isaiah Stewart: out (ankle).


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