Houston Rockets (4-9) at Detroit Pistons (3-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Victory Oladipo is averaging 27 points and five rebounds while Christian Wood is averaging 23.5 points and 1.4 assists. John Wall is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 25.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 15.4 points and 4.7 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 15-5-1 in Rockets last 21 overall. The under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 home games. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are still dealing with roster issues and have a defense that takes plays off, but they're more talented than what the results say and there's enough active players to win a game like this. The Detroit Pistons are one of the worst teams in the league on both ends of the floor and there's a short list of teams they should be favored against. Not sure the Rockets are on that list. I want the points here.