Spurs at Pistons - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (33-6) at Detroit Pistons (21-16)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +6.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSDT
The San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons meet Tuesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their impressive eight-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103.6 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 89.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.7 points and 2.7 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.3 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Detroit Pistons look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.9 points and 6.4 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.1 points and 15.6 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists and Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five of their last seven home games. Marcus Morris is questionable with a knee injury.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Pistons are 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 2 days rest. The Spurs are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Pistons have been a covering machine as of late, but it's tough to fade the Spurs, especially when the chalk is fairly low. The Spurs are an elite basketball team that continues to beat teams by double digits more than any team in the league. I'll take San Antonio here.