Phoenix Suns (6-2) at Detroit Pistons (1-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +7 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Phoenix Suns look for another win to build on their 6-2 record. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 109.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 21.5 points and 4.6 assists while Mikal Bridges is averaging 14 points and 5.4 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 8.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons need a win here to rebound from a 1-7 record. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 119.1 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 24 points and six rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 15.5 points and two assists. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Pistons are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 7-2 in Suns last 9 overall. The over is 5-2 in Pistons last 7 overall. The Suns are 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Detroit and 8-25 ATS in the last 33 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons probably aren't as bad as their record indicates, but the losses are piling up and their defense seems to be getting worse by the game. The Phoenix Suns continue to pile up the wins, are on fire offensively and they've been a covering machine dating back to the NBA bubble. At this point stepping in front of the Suns doesn't make sense. I'll keep backing the Suns until the tickets stop cashing.