Pistons vs. Spurs - 2/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (33-19) at Detroit Pistons (20-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +6.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSDT
The San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons play Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The San Antonio Spurs hope to keep things going after winning four of their last six games. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 100.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.6 points and 7.6 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.6 points and 10.1 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.7 assists and Manu Ginobili is shooting 41.3 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs still have some work to do on the offensive end, as they’re shooting just 42.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The Spurs have scored under 100 points in seven of their last nine games and are coming off a win over the Pacers in which they shot just 6-25 from deep.
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The Detroit Pistons hope to stay in the playoff race and have split their last eight games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 15.4 points and 10.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 12.6 points and 13 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 4.9 assists. The Detroit Pistons finally put together a great defensive performance, as they held the Hornets to just 78 points in a Tuesday victory. The Pistons came into that game allowing 48.1 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. Caron Butler is questionable with a back injury.
The Spurs are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Spurs still aren't the Spurs, as they're not playing consistent ball at either end of the court. The Pistons beat the Spurs earlier in the year and have beaten them up ATS in recent meetings. Give me the home team in the points, as I simply don't trust the Spurs right now.