Teams streaking in opposite directions meet when the Detroit Pistons take on the red-hot Phoenix Suns in a key NBA matchup on Thursday night. The Pistons (4-17), who have lost seven in a row, are coming off a 110-92 loss at Portland on Tuesday. The Suns (18-3), who have won 17 in a row, downed Golden State 104-96 on Tuesday. Phoenix capped off November with a 16-0 record, the most wins in a month without a loss in franchise history. Devin Booker (hamstring) will miss this game for Phoenix
Tipoff from Footprint Center in Phoenix is set for 9 p.m. ET. Detroit leads the all-time series 71-68. Phoenix is a 13-point favorite in the latest Suns vs. Pistons odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 210.5. Before locking in any Pistons vs. Suns picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Pistons and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Pistons vs. Suns.
- Pistons vs. Suns spread: Suns -13
- Pistons vs. Suns over-under: 210.5 points
- DET: The Pistons are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS loss
- PHO: The Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games vs. a team with a losing road record
Why the Suns can cover
No team has been as hot as Phoenix as six players average in double figures and nine players are averaging 8.8 points or more. Center Deandre Ayton, who is averaging 16 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, can help pick up the scoring slack with Booker out. In the win over Golden State, Ayton notched his eighth double-double of the season with 24 points and 11 rebounds. In two games against Detroit last season, he averaged 11 points on 55 percent field goal shooting and 13 rebounds.
Point guard Chris Paul has dominated the Pistons in recent years and averaged 15.5 points, nine assists and seven rebounds against them last season. He is coming off a 15-point, 11-assist and five-steal effort in the win over the Warriors. For the season, Paul is averaging 14.5 points, 10.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.
Why the Pistons can cover
Despite that, Phoenix isn't a lock to cover the Pistons vs. Suns spread. That's because Detroit is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 games following a straight-up loss. Forward Jerami Grant leads the Pistons in scoring at 19.5 points, and also is averaging 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and one block per game. Grant has finished with 20 or more points in nine games this season, and 30 or more three times. He scored 14 points and grabbed three rounds and dished out three assists in the loss at Portland.
Also powering the Detroit offense is guard Cade Cunningham. In the game against the Trail Blazers, Cunningham finished with a career-high 26 points on 10 of 13 shooting from the floor, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. He also grabbed seven rebounds, had one assist, one steal and a career-high three blocks in 33 minutes of play. He became the youngest Detroit player and the eighth-youngest in NBA history at 20 years, 57 days to post a triple-double when he scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists in a 121-116 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 21. For the season, he is averaging 13.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
How to make Pistons vs. Suns picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 212 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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