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Suns vs Pistons NBA Game Preview

Phoenix SunsDetroit Pistons
21-14January 11, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills15-22



Detroit will look to improve on its 15-22 record on Saturday when they host Phoenix in NBA odds action at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pistons are 15-22 so far on the season, and 16-21 ATS vs. the number. The Suns, meanwhile, are 21-14 and 23-10-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 27-10 and the Suns go 18-17 on the totals.

View Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Suns before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 205.5 at TopBet.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Pistons and the No. 5-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-91 win for the Suns on Saturday.



The Suns were a 104-99 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. The Suns endured a 104-99 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Friday, despite a 21-point effort from Goran Dragic at FedExForum.

Detroit won its last outing, a 114-104 result against the 76ers on January 10. The Pistons covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 218 combined points took the game OVER the total. Josh Smith scored 22 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Detroit over Philadelphia, 114-104, on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 17-ranked offense (99.22 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 16 at 100.4 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.44% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (45.57% on average).

Next up:
Phoenix at New York, Monday, January 13th
Detroit home to Utah, Friday, January 17th

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