Rockets vs. Pistons - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (22-19) at Houston Rockets (22-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -3 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets square off Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Detroit Pistons look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.4 points and 6.6 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.6 points and 15.5 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost eight of their last 12 road games.
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The Houston Rockets look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.5 points and 6.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.8 points and 12.4 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.5 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.7 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rockets are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
I'm always iffy with the Rockets, as you're never sure what team is going to show up. However, Houston has been solid at home and has more firepower offensively than Detroit. I'll lay the bucket here.