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OKC's Defense Has Evaporated After Hot Start

After losing five games away from home, the Detroit Pistons finally picked up their first road win in a 106-95 triumph over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Stan Van Gundy’s club is back in the friendly confines of the Palace at Auburn Hills for Monday’s date with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Shark Bites
  • The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games on the road after consecutive home games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Thunder's last nine games on the road.
  • The Pistons are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games after a win.

Sportsbooks opened the Pistons as 3-point home faves with an OVER/UNDER of 200.

The Thunder started the season on a 6-1 SU run but have since dropped contests to Toronto, Orlando and the Los Angeles Clippers. OKC’s stellar defense has disappeared, as Russell Westbrook and company have allowed an average of 113.7 points during that span.

Detroit’s offense has been dormant so far, but the good news is the defense has stepped up to the plate. The Pistons rank 24th in scoring (97.7 points per game) but are fourth in points allowed (97). As a result, the UNDER has been a profitable play. Detroit is 3-7 OVER/UNDER on the year.

OKC has had a major edge in this series of late. The Thunder are 12-2 SU in their last 14 vs the Pistons.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Detroit Pistons opened as -1-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 200.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 106-103 win for the Thunder on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Pistons currently sport a record of 5-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-5 ATS. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-4 and 5-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pistons post a 3-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 4-6 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Detroit Pistons rated this week at No. 16 and the Oklahoma City Thunder sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rank No. 5 in the league with 46.3 per game. That compares with Detroit's No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA's No. 29-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rate No. 17 with 8.6 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Russell Westbrook chucked in 41 points for Oklahoma City on Sunday, but they still came up short in losing 119-117 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Tobias Harris scored 19 points leading the Pistons to a 106-95 victory over Denver at Pepsi Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games
  • Oklahoma City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to Houston, Wednesday, November 16th
Detroit at New York, Wednesday, November 16th

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