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Detroit PistonsPhoenix Suns
25-42March 21, 2014, 10:00 | US Airways Center39-29

The Pistons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Suns in Phoenix at US Airways Center on Friday in NBA action.

The Suns sit at 39-29 (42-23-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pistons are currently 25-42 (29-38 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 35-31-2 OU, and Detroit is 46-21 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Suns rated this week at No. 11 and the Pistons sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-93 result in favor of the Suns today.

The Pistons were a 118-109 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (227) made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit got 22 points from Greg Monroe but lost anyway 118-109 against the Nuggets on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 109-93 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Suns covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite, while 202 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Suns grabbed a 109-93 win over the Magic on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Goran Dragic at US Airways Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 105.32 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 27 at 103.91 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 46.11% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.79% per game.

A few Pistons at Suns trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Detroit's last 20 games
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 22nd
Phoenix at Minnesota, Sunday, March 23rd