[7:00 PM] Pacers @ Pistons

Who will WIN this matchup?

Indiana Pacers (13-14)

@ Detroit Pistons (14-14)


The line for this game is Pistons by 5 points.

The Detroit Pistons typically play well at home and the Indiana Pacers are faring poorly on the road. Detroit is a solid 8-4 at home entering Saturday’s contest against the visiting Pacers, who are just 3-10 in enemy venues.

Indiana again will be without guards Monta Ellis (groin) and Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) and the absences are having a profound effect on the backcourt depth. Glenn Robinson III drew the start at shooting guard against New Orleans and contributed just two points on 1-of-7 shooting in 33 minutes.

Detroit allowed Washington to shoot 57.1 percent from the field and knock down 12 3-pointers in the rare poor defensive outing. The Pistons gave up an average of 89.6 points over their first seven games of the month and have allowed 100 or more points on just nine occasions this season. Shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope broke out of a slump with 24 points against the Wizards after averaging just 9.8 over his previous five contests.

The Pacers have won five of the past six meetings.

Detroit SF Marcus Morris tallied a season-low two points on 1-of-8 shooting versus Washington.

Miles scored just five points on 1-of-9 shooting against the Pelicans.


StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Pistons  

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick