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Thunder home to Pistons in NBA betting action

Detroit PistonsOklahoma City Thunder
Nov 9, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Detroit Pistons vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds


NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Pistons of Detroit hit the hard court against the Thunder of Oklahoma City.

This season the Thunder are 3-2 overall and 3-1-1 ATS against the number, while the Pistons are 0-5 and 2-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 0-4-1 on the OU, and Detroit is 3-2.

View Detroit vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pistons were listed as 11.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 198.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder - Pistons odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pistons sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-86 win for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 98 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 28 at 103.8 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.5 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 105-103 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. The Pistons covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit got 21 points from Brandon Knight but lost anyway 105-103 against the Kings on Wednesday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 97-91 winner as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Thunder got 24 points from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City ran past Chicago 97-91 on Thursday at United Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Pistons at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Detroit's last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Oklahoma City is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Houston, Saturday, November 10
Oklahoma City home to Cleveland, Sunday, November 11