Pistons vs. Spurs Prediction
Are the San Antonio Spurs a good play tonight for bettors when they take on the Detroit Pistons? Tip-off for this non-conference matchup is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: San Antonio. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 3.5-point home favorites to beat the Pistons, who opened as 4.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 197 but was bet up to 198.
Who Public Bettors Like: San Antonio. As of this writing, the Spurs are receiving 65% of the tickets at the betting window to cover the spread tonight.
Injury Report: The Pistons enter play relatively healthy outside of Jon Leuer, who will miss the game with an ankle injury. The Spurs are in bigger trouble. Kawhi Leonard remains out with a quad injury and both LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) and Tony Parker (rest) will also miss tonight's game, which is why the point spread is so low.
Who We Like: Detroit. The Spurs are just 7-16 against the spread in their last 23 games played on Monday, are 3-7 against the number in their last 10 games playing on no rest, and are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games when facing a team from the Central.
As for the Pistons, they're 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. They're also 10-1 at the betting window in their last 11 road games versus a team with a winning home record and are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 road games.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS +3.5