The Detroit Pistons have raised some eyebrows out of the gate in the 2015 campaign and will take their talents to Phoenix for a date with the Suns on Friday. The Pistons, who are coming off a 94-82 loss to the Pacers on Tuesday, are traditionally a solid bet to bounce back at the betting window. Detroit is 9-0 ATS in its last nine games after dropping the previous game.
- The Pistons are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games after losing as favorite.
- The total has gone under in 12 of the Suns’ last 15 games with one day off.
- The Pistons are 6-0 ATS in their last six games against the Suns.
The visiting team took each of the two meetings last season, but Stan Van Gundy’s squad managed to cover the spread in both affairs. The Suns (3-2 SU) have been a solid play this year, going 4-1 ATS to start the season.
Friday’s contest features a reunion of the Morris twins in the wake of Marcus getting shipped off to Motown in the offseason. Marcus has played great in his new role in the form of 17.3 points and 7.5 rebounds as a member of the Pistons’ starting unit. Markieff, who vocalized his displeasure about the move, is averaging 12.4 points on 34.3 percent shooting through five games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Phoenix Suns as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bodog. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 204 for Friday at shops such as MyBookie.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 101-95 win for the Pistons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Detroit Pistons have seen them go 3-1 and 3-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Phoenix Suns are at 3-2 and 4-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Suns are 2-3, while the Detroit Pistons are 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Phoenix vs Detroit injuries news.
The Suns – Pistons betting odds would favor the Pistons if the lines were set according to power rankings. Phoenix is rated No. 16 in our latest Odds – VSB
poll, while the Detroit Pistons sit at No. 9.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Detroit Pistons rank No. 1 in the league with 53.25 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 8.8 per game, while the Detroit Pistons rate No. 21 with 7.5 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit’s last 18 games
- Detroit is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
- Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Phoenix is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Phoenix’s last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Phoenix’s last 15 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Portland, Sunday, November 8th
Phoenix at Oklahoma City, Sunday, November 8th