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Injuries Are Mounting for Spurs, but Should Bettors Be Worried?

The Detroit Pistons haven’t lost three games in a row all year but are in danger of falling into that category if they can’t pull out a win over the San Antonio Spurs in the Lone Star State on Monday.

Xbet opened the Spurs as 3.5-point home favorites with a total of 198.

Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Spurs are 23-4 SU in their last 27 games in December.
  • The Spurs are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games after a loss.

After winning three straight, the Pistons have started out a four-game road trip with setbacks to the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards. Tobias Harris has been a major bright spot for the Pistons and is averaging 23.3 points on 60.7 percent shooting over a four-game span for Detroit, which has dropped five straight vs the Spurs. The road trip kicked off a string of six straight contests against teams with winning records for the Pistons.

The Spurs have played without all-star small forward Kawhi Leonard all season, but the superstar is nearing a return. It couldn’t come at a better time for the banged-up Spurs, as Kyle Anderson is the latest player to fall victim to the injury bug. Anderson went down with a sprained knee in San Antonio’s 90-87 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday and is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.

The Pistons have been an excellent source of UNDERs in recent weeks, as seven of Detroit’s previous nine tilts have gone below the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

San Antonio Spurs opened as 4.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 197 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

OddsShark score prediction models pick a 108-96 result in favor of the Spurs today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Antonio Spurs are 15-8 so far on the NBA season, and 12-10-1 vs the spread betting line. The Detroit Pistons, meanwhile, are 14-8 and 14-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 9-14 and the Pistons go 10-12 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Detroit injuries news.

This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 6 in the OddsShark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 8 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up San Antonio's No. 24-ranked offense (101.76 PPG) against a Detroit Pistons defense that ranks No. 7 at 102.4 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 45.59% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this NBA season (46.48% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pistons wasted a 27-point performance from Tobias Harris as Philadelphia ran past them 108-103 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

The Spurs got 17 points from Dejounte Murray, but it was Oklahoma City that prevailed in a 90-87 final on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games
  • Detroit is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 7 games
  • San Antonio is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Milwaukee, Wednesday, December 6
San Antonio home to Miami, Wednesday, December 6