Pistons face Suns: NBA odds preview
Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Odds
The Suns will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Pistons at US Airways Center in NBA wagering action.
The Suns currently sports a record of 0-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Pistons are 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Suns post a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 1-0 against the number.
Sportsbooks had the Suns installed as 4-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 197.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 27-rated Pistons taking on the No. 20-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 91-84 win for the Suns on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 85 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 26 at 105 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 40% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 105-96 result against the Rockets on October 31. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brandon Knight scored 15 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 105-96 to Houston at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday).
In their last action, Phoenix was an 87-85 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (172) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Suns endured an 87-85 loss at the hands of the Warriors on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Goran Dragic at US Airways Center.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Pistons at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at LA Lakers, Sunday, November 4
Phoenix at Orlando, Sunday, November 4