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Houston Rockets (15-15) vs Detroit Pistons (3-29)
2024-01-01 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -7.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5
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The Detroit Pistons are coming off their first win in two months. The Houston Rockets are riding a 3-game losing streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Detroit Pistons vs Houston Rockets prediction.

Detroit Pistons Betting Preview 

The Detroit Pistons rebounded from losses to the Jazz, Nets, and Celtics with a win Saturday over the Raptors. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 110.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 121.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Cade Cunningham is averaging 23.5 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.6 points and 2.8 assists. Jalen Duren is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden Ivey is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

Detroit Pistons Team Facts

  • The Pistons have lost each of their last 14 road games.
  • The Pistons have covered the spread in each of their last eight games as road underdogs against the Rockets.
  • Each of the Pistons’ last six games as underdogs have gone OVER the total points line.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview 

The Houston Rockets have lost to the Pacers, Suns and 76ers during this streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21.1 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 17.4 points and 4 rebounds. Jalen Green is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have lost eight of their last 10 games as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • The underdogs have covered the spread in each of the last eight games between the Pistons and Rockets at Toyota Center.
  • Seven of the Rockets’ last eight games as favorites following a home loss have gone OVER the total points line.

Detroit Pistons vs Houston Rockets prediction

The Detroit Pistons won a game, but they’re still on pace to be one of the worst teams in NBA history, and they’re 13-19 ATS on the season despite being underdogs every night. The Houston Rockets have had their issues over the last week, but they also played good teams in the Pacers, Suns and 76ers. I can give the Rockets a little grace, and they are still 18-11-1 ATS on the season. Line is a bit thick, but I’m not backing the Pistons. Give me the Rockets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Houston Rockets -7.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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