Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Spurs and Pistons. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on BSDE, and it’s hosted by the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. Get ready to place your bets! In this non-conference matchup, the Spurs are the betting favorite against the Pistons. The over/under for the game is 239.5 points.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Pistons +3.5
This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.
WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-107 in favor of the Pistons.
- Our projections have Bojan Bogdanovic finishing with Bojan Bogdanovic points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pistons finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.7% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will San Antonio Come Through as Road Favorites?
Heading into today’s game, the Spurs are 3.5-point favorites over the Pistons. San Antonio is 5-30 overall and has lost five straight games. In the Western Conference, the Spurs are 15th and are 5-19 against other teams in the West.
When playing on the road, the Spurs have gone 3-15 and have an average scoring margin of -13.2 points per game. Against the spread, San Antonio is 8-10 on the road and has covered the spread in two straight road games.
As for their overall ATS record, the Spurs are 15-20, and they have been the underdog in 34 of their 35 games. San Antonio has covered the spread in three straight games as the underdog.
So far, the Spurs have played in games with an average of 234.1 points per game. Their over/under record for the season is 21-13-1. In 29 of their games, the over/under line has been lower than today’s line of 239.5 points.
In their last game, the Spurs lost to the Cavaliers by a score of 117-115. San Antonio was an 11-point underdog in the game, so they covered the spread by losing by just two points. The over/under line for the game was 232 points, so the result was a push.
When it comes to scoring, the Spurs are 26th in the NBA with 111.3 points per game. However, their offense has been better at home, where they are averaging 115.2 points per game compared to 107.7 on the road (29th).
San Antonio is one of the fastest-paced teams in the league, ranking 3rd in pace at 102.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Spurs are 28th at 45%.
So far this season, the Spurs have made an average of 12.8 three-pointers per game (16th). However, they have struggled from beyond the arc, shooting just 34% (29th).
Facing Detroit, the Spurs aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 122.7 points allowed per game (26th). San Antonio’s defense is currently forcing 14.7 turnovers per game, which is 28th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 8th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.9 rejections per game.
Will the Pistons Win at Home?
Coming into today’s game, the Pistons are 3-34 overall, which has them in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 0-14 compared to 3-20 against other Eastern Conference teams.
When playing at home, the Pistons are 2-15 and have an average scoring margin of -9.6 points per game. Their average scoring margin on the road is -12.9 points per game.
As the underdog, Detroit has gone 3-31 straight up and 14-19 ATS. They have failed to cover the spread in their last two games as the underdog.
So far this season, the Pistons have been the underdog in 34 of their 37 games. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is -11.3 points per game.
On the season, the Pistons have an over/under record of 23-13-1. Their games have averaged 234.2 points per game.
In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Kings by a score of 131-110. They were 10.5-point underdogs and failed to cover the spread by 21 points. The over/under line for the game was 241 points, which resulted in a push.
At home this season, the Pistons have averaged 110.4 points per game, which is 27th in the NBA. Overall, they are 25th in scoring at 111.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Detroit is 6th in the league at 100.6 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 28th in three-point percentage at 34%. They are also last in the NBA in made three-pointers per game at 10.5. In terms of overall field goal percentage, Detroit is 20th in the league at 46%.
One area where the Pistons have excelled is on the offensive glass, as they are 8th in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game. In terms of assists, Detroit is 19th in the league at 25.9 per game.
At present, the Pistons’ defense is ranked 27th, allowing 122.8 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.6% and allowing 38.6% from beyond the arc.