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Pistons home to Thunder in NBA betting action

Oklahoma City ThunderDetroit Pistons
3-1November 08, 2013, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills2-2

Detroit looks to cover the Pistons-Thunder pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 2-2 mark when they host Oklahoma City in NBA action.

This season the Pistons are 2-2 overall and 3-1 ATS against the number, while the Thunder are 3-1 and 1-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Detroit is 3-1 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 2-2.

View Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -4-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 196 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Pistons sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 9 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pistons will win this game 93-92.

The Thunder were a 107-93 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of UNDER bettors. Oklahoma City got 23 points and 10 assists from Kevin Durant en route to a 107-93 victory over Dallas on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

In their last action, Detroit was a 99-91 loser at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pistons endured a 99-91 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Brandon Jennings at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 13-ranked offense (99.75 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.75 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.85% from the field per game, more than the Thunder have managed so far this season (43.08% on average).

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Washington, Sunday, November 10th
Detroit at Portland, Monday, November 11th