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Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets - 1/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Rockets (27-10) at Detroit Pistons (20-17)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Pistons +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT

The Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Houston Rockets could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 115.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Eric Gordon is averaging 19.6 points and 2.3 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 17.3 points and 9.1 assists. Gerald Green is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last six road games.

Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets - 1/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Pistons look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.7 points and two assists. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 15.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won their last four home games.

The Rockets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pistons are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Western Conference, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Detroit.

The Detroit Pistons continue to be hit or miss these days and one of those teams that are hard to get a read on. The Houston Rockets are in a bit of a slump, but they've proven they're going to be just fine with CP3 running the show untl Harden returns, and they've done a good job of beating up on teams they're supposed to beat up on. I'll lay the chalk here with the Rockets, as I don't trust the Pistons much these days.

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