Pistons vs. Suns - 11/19/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (6-5) at Detroit Pistons (3-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSDT
The Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons play Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Phoenix Suns are looking for some consistency after splitting their last four games. The Suns are a high powered offensive team that’s averaging 105.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting from the field. The Suns have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring 100 or more points. Goran Dragic leads Phoenix with 15.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and Isaiah Thomas averages 15.6 points and 4.3 assists. Markieff Morris is coming off a 30-point performance and Eric Bledsoe has 17 assists in his last two games. The issue for the Suns is that their defense is sloppy, allowing 105.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. It’s hard to imagine the Suns being a playoff team in the West if they continue to take plays off on the defensive side.
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The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last six games and are almost the opposite of the Suns. The Pistons can’t put the ball in the hoop, as they’re averaging 93 points on 41.6 percent shooting. The Pistons have topped 100 points just once this season and have lost seven of their last 10 games when not hitting triple digits. Brandon Jennings is averaging 16.4 points and six assists, while Greg Monroe averages 15.6 points and 10.3 rebounds. While Andre Drummond has grabbed double-digit rebounds in seven of his last eight games, he’s just 11-27 from the field in his last three games. The Pistons need more from their big man if they’re going to turn things around this season. Defensively, the Pistons are allowing 97.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting.
The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 30-14-1 ATS in their last 45 road games. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Suns are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Detroit and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
We have a team that can't score against a team that can but doesn't play defense. Give me the Pistons at home and the free points given the fact the Suns have been horrible ATS in Detroit and can't stop anybody on the offensive side.