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Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets - 11/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Rockets (9-7) at Detroit Pistons (8-7)
Date & Time Friday November 23, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons +4.5 -- Over/Under: 214
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NBA | Houston Rockets (9-7) at Detroit Pistons (8-7)
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The Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Houston Rockets look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 106.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29 points and 7.5 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 17.7 points and 7.6 assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won four of their last six road games.

The Detroit Pistons look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 110.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.1 points and 10.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 19.3 points and 15.9 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.6 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last six home games.

The Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Southwest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 vs. Western Conference. The under is 5-0 in Rockets last 5 road games.

The Houston Rockets are starting to look like the old Houston Rockets, a team that's shooting 50.6 percent from the field and outscoring teams by 13 points during this five-game winning streak. The Detroit Pistons are being outscored by almost two points at home this season overall and have had issues stopping the other team from scoring. Assuming the Rockets are going to keep this hot streak going, they should be able to cover the reasonable chalk on the road. 

Houston Rockets -4.5

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