In a non-conference matchup, the Thunder (-966) will travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons (+627) at Little Caesars Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 ET and the game will be televised on BSDE.

At 32-13, Oklahoma City is currently on a five-game win streak and is favored by 13.5 points over the 5-40 Pistons. The over/under line for this game is set at 239.5.


The Pick: Detroit Pistons +13.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, January 28th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-110 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Thunder Find a Way to Win in Detroit?

The Thunder have an O/U record of 25-20 this season, and their games have averaged a combined 234.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 239.5.

Oklahoma City’s ATS record for the season is 31-14, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. On the road, they are 15-8 ATS.

The Thunder are currently on a five-game winning streak and have a record of 32-13, which is the best in the Western Conference. In the West, they are 20-10 against other teams and 9-2 in their division.

In their most recent game, the Thunder defeated the Pelicans by a score of 107-83. The O/U line for that game was 237.5, and OKC was favored by 1.5 points going into the game.

So far this season, the Thunder have been favored in 29 of their 45 games. As the favorite, they have a record of 23-6 and have won four straight games against the spread as the favorite.

Offensively, the Thunder are one of the most efficient teams in the league this season. They are 3rd in scoring at 121.6 points per game and have been a top-3 team in both field goal percentage (50%) and three-point shooting (39%). In terms of pace, Oklahoma City is 11th in the NBA.

When looking at their scoring splits, the Thunder have actually been slightly better on the road, averaging 119.3 points compared to 123.9 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.1% of their games this season.

So far, Oklahoma City has been one of the best teams at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 11th in both attempts and makes. In terms of assists, they are 10th in the league with 27.4 per game.

The Thunder’s defense is presently ranked 13th in the league, allowing an average of 112.9 points per contest. Most recently, the Thunder’s defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 83 points to the Pelicans.

Does Detroit Have What it Takes at Home?

In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Wizards by a score of 118-104. The O/U line for that game was 241 points, and Detroit was favored by 3.5 points going into the game.

Detroit’s O/U record for the season is 27-17-1, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 239.5 points, which is lower than 35 of their previous games.

As the underdog, the Pistons have a scoring differential of -10.5 points per game this season. They have been the underdog in all but five of their games and have lost three straight as the underdog.

Against the spread, the Pistons are 20-24 this season and have gone 19-20 as the underdog. At home, their ATS record is 10-13, and they are 10-11 ATS on the road.

On the season, the Pistons are 5-40 and are currently in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 5-23 and 1-9 against their division.

Detroit’s games have averaged a combined 234.8 points per game this season, and their O/U lines have averaged 230.3 points. So far, they are 27-17-1 on the over/under.

At home, the Pistons are averaging 111.5 points per game, which is 27th in the NBA. Overall, they are 24th in scoring at 112.3 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26.7% of their games.

Detroit’s offense is ranked 7th in pace at 100.6 possessions per game. They have been efficient inside the arc, making 53% of their two-point attempts (21st). However, they are just 27th in three-point shooting at 35%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Pistons are 16th in attempts and 18th in made free throws. So far, they are averaging 26.3 assists per game (16th).

The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 27th in the league, allowing an average of 122.5 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 15 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 17th in rejections, averaging 5.1 blocked shots each game.