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Nov 12, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons Odds


The Pistons hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Thunder pay a visit to The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA betting action.

Detroit battles the Thunder, currently with a 5-2 mark (4-2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-3 for the Pistons and 1-5-1 for the Thunder. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Pistons sat as 6-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 30 and the Thunder sitting at No. 18. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 105-85 result in favor of the Thunder today.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 30-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 22 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 7.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 88.5 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

The Thunder were a 106-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Oklahoma City on Sunday, leading the Thunder to a 106-91 victory over Cleveland at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 96-82 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pistons got 16 points from Brandon Knight, but it was Houston that prevailed in a 96-82 final on Saturday at Toyota Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Thunder at Pistons trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games at home
Detroit is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 22 games
Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Memphis, Wednesday, November 14
Detroit at Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 14