Phoenix Suns vs. Detroit Pistons - 3/21/14
Detroit Pistons (25-42) at Phoenix Suns (39-29)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns will play their second meeting this season on Friday night. The Pistons won the earlier game on January 11, 110-108.
The Pistons have lost three in a row and six of their last seven games. During this losing streak, the Pistons are averaging 102 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 107.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. The lack of defense has consistently been an issue for Detroit all season, as the Pistons have now lost 10 straight games when allowing 100-plus points. Before wagering, check the status of Andre Drummond, who is questionable with a neck injury. The Detroit Pistons are 28-38-1 ATS overall and 13-17-1 ATS on the road.
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The Suns have broken out of their funk a little bit, winning three of their last four games. On the season, the Suns average 105.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allow 102.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Power forward Markieff Morris has been playing extremely well lately, averaging 15.8 points on 53.3 percent shooting and grabbing an average of 8.2 rebounds in his last five games. At home, the Suns average 108.4 points and give up 103 points. The Phoenix Suns are 44-23-1 ATS overall and 21-14-1 ATS at home.
The Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than 60 percent. The Suns are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a losing SU record. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
The Suns should win this game by double digits. Take the chalk.