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Pistons visit Spurs in NBA clash

Detroit PistonsSan Antonio Spurs
23-34February 26, 2014, 08:30 | AT&T Center40-16

Detroit travels to San Antonio on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 23-34 mark with a victory over the Spurs.

The Spurs sport a record of 40-16 and 27-29 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pistons sit at 23-34 and 25-32 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 33-23 for the Spurs and 40-17 for the Pistons. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The visitors opened this morning as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 210.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-91 victory for the Spurs.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 104-96 result against the Warriors on February 24. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Greg Monroe scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 104-96 to Golden State at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Monday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 8 in the league with 44.96 per game. That compares with San Antonio’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA’s No. 14-ranked team at 7.95 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 28 with 5.95 per contest.

Next up:
Detroit at Houston, Saturday, March 1st
San Antonio home to Charlotte, Friday, February 28th