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NBA odds preview - Pistons vs. Rockets

Detroit PistonsHouston Rockets
Jan 17, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Detroit Pistons vs Houston Rockets Odds


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

The Pistons will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 3-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rockets are 8-5 ATS. Detroit is 6-7 against the total, while Houston is 5-8 versus the number.

View Detroit vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Rockets as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 187.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Rockets) and the No. 27 (Pistons) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 92-85 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 30 in the league with 37.6 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 24 with 4.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 93 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Detroit was a 99-91 loser in its last match at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 190 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit got 25 points from Greg Monroe en route to a 99-91 loss against Golden State on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Houston won its last outing, a 114-106 result against the Wizards on January 16. The Rockets covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. Houston got 25 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 114-106 victory over Washington on Monday at Verizon Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Pistons at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 18
Houston home to New Orleans, Thursday, January 19