NBA Lines: Best bets for Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons l(Photo by Leon Halip/Leon Halip)
Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons l(Photo by Leon Halip/Leon Halip) /

The Detroit Pistons will head to Indiana to take on the Pacers, who could be shorthanded.

Both Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner are listed as day-to-day and are questionable to suit up against the Pistons, which might make for some nice bets on the Detroit side.

The Pistons are six-point underdogs and could very well keep it close, though the Pacers did blow them out in their last meeting. If you like the points, just take the Pistons to win, as you will get much better odds at +200 on the money line.

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The total for this one is 217.5 and I would go under, as both teams are middle of the pack defensively and the Pistons have been broke lately, scoring just 86 points in their last game against the Bulls.

These two combined for just 206 the last time they played, so bet the under on this one.

Here are three additional bets I like for the Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers. Please bet responsibly!

Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers: Saddiq Bey will have fewer than 20.5 combined points, rebounds and assists

I hate betting against Saddiq Bey, but this just seems too high, even if the Pacers are missing some key players.

Bey is coming off a bad game after putting together a few big ones and averages just 15.7 combined points, rebounds and assists for the season, so this would be quite a jump from his averages.

Bey could certainly do it, but he didn’t have a big game the last time these two played and the Pistons just aren’t scoring much right now, so I’d bet against it.

Pistons vs. Pacers: Jerami Grant will have fewer than three 3-pointers

Jerami Grant has not been shooting the ball particularly well from long range lately, hitting just 28.3 percent over his last ten games.

The Detroit Pistons’ offense has been mostly anemic over that stretch and teams are focusing their efforts on shutting Grant down, so he’s had to burn a lot of calories to get his points. The same will be true against the Pacers, who will definitely make stopping him a big part of their game plan.

Betting against the Pistons’ 3-point shooting is usually a good idea and should be again tonight.

Detroit Pistons vs. Pacers: Mason Plumlee will have four or more assists

This is more of a value bet because you’re getting pretty good odds at +128 and it’s basically a toss up, as Plumlee averages 3.6 assists per game for the season.

If Turner is out, Plumlee could see the ball more in the post, which should equal more passes to open shooters. Will they make the shots? That is the question you have to ask, as you can get the same odds betting against this one.

I think the Pistons will hit enough to get Plumlee some stats and it’s good value for the odds either way, so all things being equal, I am not going to bet against the mighty Plumlee.

*All bets and odds from the Action Network

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