Spurs vs. Pistons - 1/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (10-23) at San Antonio Spurs (21-14)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSSW
The Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs square off Tuesday night at the AT&T Center.
The Detroit Pistons are playing their best basketball of the season with five straight victories. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 96.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting and are allowing 99.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 14.4 points and 9.1 rebounds while Brandon Jennings is averaging 14.1 points and 6.3 assists. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.1 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is shooting 36.8 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are getting the job done on the defensive end during this stretch, as they’re allowing teams to shoot 42.1 percent from the field and 28.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pistons have won five straight games when holding a team under 100 points. Six of the Pistons 10 wins have come on the road.
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The San Antonio Spurs have won three of their last four games and trying to get back on track. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and are allowing 98.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Tim Duncan is averaging 15.5 points and 10.6 rebounds while Manu Ginobili is averaging 10.8 points and five assists. Danny Green is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and Boris Diaw is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. It’s only a matter of time before the San Antonio Spurs start winning with consistency but the shaky play and the injuries are concerning. Even with the struggles, the Spurs are still a solid 12-5 SU on their home court. Tony Parker is questionable for this game with a hamstring injury.
The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in San Antonio and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
This is an interesting line due to the way the Pistons are playing all of a sudden. With the way both teams are playing at the moment, I think I have to take the points here.