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Houston favored by 8.5 against Detroit on Saturday

Detroit PistonsHouston Rockets
Nov 10, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Detroit Pistons vs Houston Rockets Odds


A key NBA battle sees the visiting Pistons travelling to Houston Saturday to face the Rockets on Saturday.

This season the Rockets are 2-3 overall and 2-3 ATS against the number, while the Pistons are 0-6 and 3-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Houston is 2-3 on the OU, and Detroit is 4-2.

View Detroit vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Rockets installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 15 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 95-86.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 94.2 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 28 at 104 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 103.8 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring on their home court.

The Pistons were a 105-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit suffered a 105-94 loss against Oklahoma City on Friday, getting 22 points from Andre Drummond in a losing effort at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Houston lost its last outing, a 93-85 result against the Grizzlies on November 9. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chandler Parsons scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Rockets to victory (they lost 93-85 to Memphis at FedExForum on Friday).

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pistons at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Houston
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Oklahoma City, Monday, November 12
Houston home to Miami, Monday, November 12