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Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons in NBA odds tilt

Detroit PistonsPhoenix Suns
March 16, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Odds

16-27TEAM RECORD21-22

The visiting Pistons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at US Airways Center against the Suns.

Phoenix battles the Pistons, currently with a 16-27 mark (21-21-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-26-2 for the Suns and 24-19 for the Pistons.

View Detroit vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Suns in this one, they're listed as 5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Suns, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-89 victory for the Suns.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 15-rated squad against Detroit's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 15 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 4.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.9 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 124-112 winner on the road against the Kings. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (236) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pistons got a 35-point performance from Rodney Stuckey as Detroit handed Sacramento a 124-112 defeat on Wednesday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 91-87 result against the Clippers on March 15. The Suns covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Phoenix earned a 91-87 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday, getting 21 points from Shannon Brown at STAPLES Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Detroit at LA Clippers, Sunday, March 18
Phoenix home to Houston, Sunday, March 18