Phoenix Suns vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/12/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (3-19) at Phoenix Suns (12-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -9.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns look to take advantage of the struggling Detroit Pistons tonight at the US Airways Center.
The Detroit Pistons are mired in a terrible 16-game losing streak are falling to the Trailblazers by 98-86 on Tuesday. Greg Monroe led the way with 22 points off the bench while Caron Butler added 13, but the rest of the team struggled mightily, shooting just 29.5 percent from the field. Detroit fell behind by double digits early which was a shame because they worked hard to get within four points late in the game, but just couldn't get themselves over the hump. Defensively, the Pistons are actually ranked 13th in points allowed, but they are 29th in points per game at 92.8 points which is why they're only 3-19 on the season.
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Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last seven and will be looking to avoid a fourth straight loss after falling to the Heat by 103-97 on Tuesday. Marcus Morris had the hot hand, scoring 25 points on 10 of 13 shooting including five of six from the three-point line while Gerald Green added 19 points with five threes of his own, but the Suns just fell away late in the game which is no surprise because this was their fourth game in five nights. Isaiah Thomas missed his eighth straight game with an ankle injury but is expected to return to the lineup tonight against the Pistons.
In ATS trends, the Pistons are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a loss and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Suns are 31-15-1 ATS in their last 47 games following a loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the Pistons are 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Phoenix.
Both of these teams are struggling but of these two, the Suns are the only ones who can snap out of it anytime soon. I don't like laying this much chalk, but the Suns really should be good enough to win this one by double digits at home.