Pistons vs. Suns Prediction
The Pistons have moved into the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture and will look to stay ahead of the Nets and Heat. Given how hot Detroit is at the moment, are the Pistons a good play to cover tonight versus the Suns in Phoenix?
10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 21, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Pistons are 7.5-point favorites to beat the Suns. The total, meanwhile, sits at 217.5 points and as of this writing, 58% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Suns to cover the point spread.
Detroit Pistons Fantasy Spin
Blake Griffin will rest against the Cavaliers on Monday. When asked on Sunday, coach Dwane Casey said Griffin was the only player he was worried about in terms of workload. This will be Griffin's third DNP of the season for rest, but the good news for his fantasy owners is that the Pistons will play three times from Thursday-Sunday. Thon Maker has been getting the backup PF minutes lately and is a streaming option if you need 3-pointers and blocks.
Phoenix Suns Fantasy Spin
Tyler Johnson (knee) is doubtful for Thursday against the Pistons. He has been on the injury report since Mar. 14 and it's possible he misses more time. His former coach, Erik Spoelstra, once called Johnson "a psycho" for wanting to play in games, but the Suns have a little more incentive to hold him out to keep their top lottery odds. He's tough to hold in most leagues where you need games, and De'Anthony Melton could be a streaming option.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous contest.
The Suns have covered the spread in seven of their last nine games overall and are 5-0 against the number in their last five games coming off a loss.
The Pistons cashed in five of their previous six games in Phoenix and are 22-8 against the spread in their last 30 games versus the Suns. The favorite is also a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these two teams while the Suns are just 5-13 at the betting window in their last 18 games playing on two days of rest. Finally, the Pistons are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall and have covered the spread in nine of their last 12 games when playing a team with a losing record.
Thursday NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -7.5