Pointspread favors Pistons in battle with Rockets

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Oct 31, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Houston Rockets vs Detroit Pistons Odds

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Detroit looks to cover the Pistons-Rockets pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 0-0 mark when they host Houston in NBA action.

Detroit battles the Rockets, currently with a 0-0 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Pistons and 0-0 for the Rockets.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pistons in this one will find them as 3-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons - Rockets odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 2-0 win for the Pistons.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 0 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 0% so far, almost the same as the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 0% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, an 84-77 result against the Hornets on April 26. The Rockets covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 161 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hornets were burned for 27 points by Chase Budinger on Thursday as the Rockets picked up an 84-77 win at Toyota Center.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 108-86 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Pistons covered in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit cruised to victory on Thursday, running Philadelphia out of the gym and running up a 108-86 score at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Rockets at Pistons trends to consider:
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Atlanta, Friday, November 2
Detroit at Phoenix, Friday, November 2

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