Pistons at Suns 3/21/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns
NBA: 10:00 PM EST
Mar. 21, 2019
Latest Odds : DET -7 Total 218.5
In Thursday night NBA action, the Detroit Pistons will travel to the Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns.
The Pistons have won seven of their previous ten games and have nudged ahead of Brooklyn by a half-game for sixth place in the East. On Monday, Detroit was outscored by eight points during the fourth quarter of a 126-119 road loss against Cleveland. The Pistons allowed the Cavaliers to score 39 points over the final 12 minutes and shoot 58 percent overall.
Detroit G Wayne Ellington tallied a team high 25 points on 8-for-15 from the field. Andre Drummond added 21 points and 21 rebounds in a losing effort for the Pistons.
The Phoenix Suns have lost 25 of their 35 home games and own the worst record in the Western Conference. On Monday, Phoenix fell behind by 14 points after one quarter and never led again during a 116-101 home loss versus Chicago. The Suns were outrebounded by a 57-45 margin and allowed the Bulls to shoot 52 percent from the field.
Rookie C Deandre Ayton and G Devin Booker scored 25 points apiece to lead Phoenix. Josh Jackson chipped in 18 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Suns.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pistons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Suns are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Over is 5-0 in Pistons last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall.
Pistons are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix.
Free Betting Pick: Detroit Pistons -7
Phoenix G/F Kelly Oubre Jr. (thumb) has been officially ruled out for this contest. The Pistons are rested, have the better defense, and hold a major advantage on the glass. Take Detroit to pull away in the second half for a win and cover on Thursday. Final Score Prediction, Detroit Pistons win and cover ATS 116-103.