(NBA) Indiana vs. Detroit, 03/13/2023 7:00 PM, Score: 97 - 117
Total: 227.50 | -110.00 Under
Result: Win
The Pacers and Pistons just met on Saturday with Indiana winning 121-115. They (the Pacers) also won the only other meeting this season (back in October), 124-115. So that’s 2-0 ATS for them and 2-0 to the Over.

I think tonight’s game will feature a lot less scoring.

Detroit comes into tonight on a pitiful 11-game losing streak. They are already eliminated from playoff contention and also playing short-handed right now. Cade Cunningham, Hamidou Diallo and Isaiah Stewart all out for the season. In addition, leading scorer Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks both sat on Saturday. The team is already bottom three in the NBA in scoring.

Indiana played without Tyrese Haliburton, their leading scorer, on Saturday, not to mention Myles Turner , Bennedict Mathurin and T.J. McConnell. Amidst all the absences, Jalen Smith, Isaiah Jackson and Andrew Nembhard combined for 58 points. The Pacers are still alive for the play-in tournament.

There figures to be a lot of absences - for both teams - on Monday. Pacers’ coach Rick Carlisle has said he doesn’t expect any of the players who missed Saturday’s game to be back. The Pistons are in full on “tank” mode, so why would they rush anyone back? The Under had hit six straight meetings here in Detroit, prior to Saturday. 10*