Pistons vs. Suns Prediction
Can the Detroit Pistons bounce back once again from a loss when they face an unrested Phoenix Suns team tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are favored on the road for this game, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the game is listed at 204 points. Detroit has won three straight over the Suns and covered the spread in eight straight meetings.
Detroit is in its early stages of a West Coast trip. The Pistons started things on Monday night with a 114-82 loss at the Clippers to fall to 4-3 on the season and 4-3 against the spread. They have dropped all three games on the road thus far, losing by a combined 58 points. While Detroit has been good on defense, giving up just 96 points per game, they are really struggling on offense, putting up only 97.9 points per contest. They continue to be without Reggie Jackson, their starting point guard, who is out until later this month.
The Suns suited up last night, losing at Portland 124-121 to fall to 2-6 on the season and 5-3 against the spread. They are 2-1 against the spread thus far at home, but both of their wins this season came in overtime. The Suns are putting up a good offensive number this year, averaging 107.6 points per game, but they rank dead last in the NBA, allowing 114.6 points per contest. The Suns could be without Tyson Chandler tonight as he is dealing with a personal matter. That could be key in the battle with Andre Drummond.
The Suns have a quick turnaround, traveling from Portland last night. They are just 7-9 against the spread with no rest since 2015. The Pistons have bounced back after their previous losses this season, winning by double figures in both instances. If Chandler is out, Drummond should be able to dominate. Phoenix will allow some easy baskets with their struggling defense, while Detroit will make a concentrated effort on defense and that will be the key to a road win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -3.5