Spurs vs. Pistons Prediction
Can the San Antonio Spurs get over their road woes when they take a trip to Detroit to face the Pistons tonight at 7PM ET?
575 San Antonio Spurs vs. 576 Detroit Pistons
Monday, January 7, 2019
7PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spurs are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Pistons. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 214 points. The public betting for this game currently has 79 percent going on the Spurs on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Spurs on win streak
San Antonio is riding a four-game win streak coming into tonight following a 108-88 win over Memphis on Saturday. The Spurs have also covered the spread in six straight games, including two road games. San Antonio is 23-17 on the season, 6-12 on the road, 24-15-1 against the spread and 22-17-1 with the over.
The Spurs have been improving on offense, averaging 111.7 points per game for the season while shooting a league-best 39.8 percent from the arc. Defensively, San Antonio is giving up 108.6 points per game. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 22.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game while LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 19.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest.
Pistons fall at home
The Pistons are coming off a 110-105 loss at home to Utah for its fourth loss in five games. Detroit is now 17-20 on the season, 11-9 at home, 17-19-1 against the spread and 19-18 with the under.
Detroit has been struggling on offense all season, averaging just 107.2 points per game this year while shooting only 43.3 percent from the field and 33 percent from the arc. Defensively, The Pistons are giving up 109.4 points per game, but they have the league’s best 3-point defense, as opponents shoot just 31.7 percent from the arc. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while Andre Drummond is adding 17.1 points and 15.0 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs have covered the spread in four straight against Eastern Conference opponents and in 10 of their last 11 on 1 day of rest.
The Pistons are 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games and 0-5 ATS in their last five games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Spurs are really turning the corner as of late, now it is up to them to start winning consistently on the road. The Pistons has the best 3-point defense, but I think the Spurs will be able to overcome that with their league’s-best shooting from the arc. The Spurs can put up points and that is something Detroit can’t do consistently due to their poor shooting.
NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -3.5