Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets - 11/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (8-5) at Detroit Pistons (6-8)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and the Detroit Pistons duke it out on Monday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Rockets have won five of their last seven games and they'll be gunning for a third straight win after taking down the Jazz in a 111-102 home victory on Saturday night. James Harden led the way with 31 points and 10 assists, Eric Gordon and Clint Capela chipped in with 20 points each while Nene Hilario had 16 points in 17 minutes off the bench as the Rockets silenced the Jazz. Defensively, the Rockets allowed the Jazz to shot 51.3 percent from the field while shooting just 44.7 percent themselves, but they made up the difference by committing a season-low four turnovers as a team which is a real rarity as Harden alone is averaging 5.8 turnovers per game this season.
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Meanwhile, the Pistons have lost six of their last eight games and their last three straight following Saturday's 94-92 home loss to the Celtics. Marcus Morris has been struggling for points lately but led the team with 24 points, Andre Drummond added 20 points with 17 rebounds while Tobias Harris chipped in with 19 points, but with the scores tied at 92-92 with just 1.3 seconds left on the clock, it was the Celtics' Al Horford who tipped in the game-winning layup to steal the game from the Pistons. With the loss, Detroit falls to 6-8 overall and 5-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Pistons are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
Head to head, the Rockets are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Over is 7-0 in the last seven meetings in Detroit.
The Pistons are coming just their first home loss of the season after six games but I think it's about to be two losses as Harden has the Rockets in fine form coming into this game. Add the fact that the Rockets have covered in each of their last four games and this one seems like an easy choice for me.