Tip-off for this non-conference matchup between the Pistons and Suns is scheduled for 9:00 ET. You can catch the action on AZFa.

Phoenix (-862) is currently favored by 12.5 points over Detroit (+578). The over/under line for the game is set at 235.5 points.

DETROIT PISTONS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Phoenix Suns -12.5

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 122-94 in favor of the Suns.
  • Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.4% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will the Detroit Defense Show Up on the Road?

Detroit has lost two straight games and is 8-45 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are 15th and 5th in the Central Division.

This season, the Pistons have been the underdog in 48 of their 53 games. As the underdog, they are 7-41 straight-up and 25-22 against the spread. Today, they are getting 12.5 points and are 26-26 ATS for the season.

The Pistons’ O/U record for the season is 31-21-1, and the under has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 235.2 points compared to today’s O/U line of 235.5.

In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Lakers by a score of 125-111. They were 11.5-point underdogs going into the game, and the O/U line was 243. Detroit finished with an ATS loss in that game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 113.1 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 114.4 points per game compared to 111.9 at home.

So far this season, Detroit has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 32.1% of their games. They are also 18th in field goal percentage at 47% and 8th in pace at 100.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in both makes and attempts at 11.2 and 30.9 per game, respectively. Overall, they are 18th in true shooting percentage.

The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 27th in the league, allowing an average of 122.1 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pistons defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.9% while allowing 38.0% from downtown.

Will Phoenix Find a Way to Win at Home?

This season, the Suns have an O/U record of 27-27, and their games have averaged 232.2 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 235.5, and 37 of their games have had lower O/U lines than that.

Phoenix’s last game vs. the Kings had an O/U line of 245.5, and the teams combined for 255 points. This went over the line by 9.5 points.

Against the spread, the Suns are 22-31 this season, and they have covered the spread in three straight home games. As the favorite, they are 16-24 ATS this season.

In their last game, the Suns defeated the Kings by a score of 130-125. They were favored by 4.5 points in that game. This win improved their record to 32-22, which is 5th in the Western Conference.

For the season, the Suns are 10-17 ATS at home, and they have an average scoring differential of +2.7 points per game. In non-conference games, they are 13-7 compared to 19-15 against the West.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Phoenix Suns are one of the most efficient offenses in the league. They are currently ranked 11th in the NBA in scoring at 117.6 points per game. At home, the Suns are averaging 117.7 points per game.

Despite their high-scoring offense, the Suns are only 18th in the league in pace at 98.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Phoenix is 3rd in the NBA at 49%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 8th in the league at 37%. In terms of free throws, Phoenix is 3rd in the NBA in both free throws made and attempts per game.

Phoenix’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 114.6 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Suns squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.6% from downtown.