Pacers Game Tonight: Pacers vs Pistons Odds, Injury Report, and Predictions for Nov. 17

Indiana Pacers, Myles Turner, Jerami Grant - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Pacers, Myles Turner, Jerami Grant - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Indiana Pacers will attempt to make a rapid bounce back in their first meeting against division mates Detroit Pistons this season after fumbling the bag in their previous contest against the New York Knicks.

However, given the Pacers’ tendency to play down to their level of competition this season, the Pistons have the makings to turn this into a trap game if the team remains disjointed offensively. Led by first overall pick Cade Cunningham, Detroit certainly has the raw talent to sneak behind Indiana and make this more competitive than anticipated.

On the season, the Pacers are 2-7 on the road and 3-7 against the East while the Pistons are 1-5 at home and 2-9 against the East. Indiana ranks 15th in offensive rating and 17th in defensive rating while Detroit ranks 28th and a surprising eighth, respectively, in the same departments.

64. Pacers -7.0. 7 PM ET. 100. Bally Sports Indiana. Wednesday, Nov 17. 3-10. 6-9

Pacers vs Pistons Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

The latest odds from WynnBET (sign up with this link) have the Pacers as -7.0 favorites on the road against the Pistons. Meanwhile, Indiana is a -280 moneyline favorite while Detroit is currently a +240 moneyline underdog.

The over/under for this contest has been set at 207.0. The oddsmakers expect another slugfest for the Blue and Gold.

Projected Pacers Starting Lineup Tonight

SF: Caris LeVert

PF: Domantas Sabonis

C:   Myles Turner

SG: Chris Duarte

PG: Malcolm Brogdon

Pacers Injury Report

After a brief absence against the Knicks due to shoulder soreness, Chris Duarte is listed as a game time decision against the Pistons. Fellow rookie Isaiah Jackson is now out of the injury report, but is not with the team due to G-League Duty. TJ Warren (left foot) remains out.

Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction

The Indiana Pacers have multiple wing defenders that they can hurl at Cunningham and Jerami Grant, their leading scorer. Conversely, the Detroit Pistons do not have anyone who can slow down Domantas Sabonis inside and limit Malcolm Brogdon’s All-Star level production so far.

With Detroit at home, I expect them to try and make this ugly right from the start and use their relatively good defense to make this a tight contest. However, Indiana simply has too much firepower to do a rewind of their collapse against New York. I expect the Pacers to come out of this roaring and cruise to a double-digit victory.

Pacers 108, Pistons 95

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What channel is the Indiana Pacers game on?

Thursday’s game will air on Bally Sports Indiana (Indianapolis) and Bally Sports Detroit (Detroit) and will tip off at 7 pm ET.

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Pacers Next Game and Schedule

Indiana will head straight to Charlotte for another road game before coming home for a three-game homestand against New Orleans, Chicago, and 2020 champs Los Angeles Lakers.

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Nov. 19 @ Charlotte

Nov. 20 vs New Orleans

Nov. 22 vs Chicago

Nov. 24 vs LA Lakers