Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (37-24) at Detroit Pistons (20-42)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +6.5 -- Over/Under:
TV: FSDT, FSOK
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.3 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.7 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 12 road games.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.1 points and 5.6 assists while Luke Kennard is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Wood is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost three straight home games.
The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the end of a back to back, but they've been a money making machine this season with a 38-22 against the spread record overall and a 21-7 against the spread record on the road. The Detroit Pistons have not only lost 10 of their last 13 games, but they're 11-19 against the spread at home and 24-37-1 against the spread overall. The Detroit Pistons are losing their last five games by an average of 8.8 points while allowing 51.1 percent shooting from the field. The Detroit Pistons don't put an NBA roster on the court. I have to lay the points with OKC.