Pistons open as NBA underdog vs Spurs
Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The Spurs will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Pistons at AT&T Center in NBA wagering action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Spurs currently sports a record of 46-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 33-25-2 ATS. The Pistons are 23-38 and 28-33 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spurs post a 28-31-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 29-31-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Spurs and the No. 17-rated Pistons in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-96 win for the Spurs on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 4-ranked offense (104.6 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.6 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.7% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.7 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 100-95 result against the Hornets on March 1. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pistons got a 27-point performance from Greg Monroe, who added 10 rebounds, but New Orleans still ran past Detroit 100-95 on Friday at New Orleans Arena.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 130-102 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (232) was profitable news for OVER bettors. San Antonio cruised to victory on Friday, running Sacramento out of the gym and running up a 130-102 score at AT&T Center.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Pistons at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Detroit
San Antonio is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
San Antonio is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
San Antonio is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit home to New York, Wednesday, March 6
San Antonio home to Chicago, Wednesday, March 6