Free NBA Hoops Picks: Pistons vs Rockets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Detroit Pistons taking on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday January 20th, 2016 at the Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Detroit Pistons 22-19 (8-12 V) vs. Houston Rockets 22-21 (13-10 H)
Date: Wednesday January 20th
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Houston -3
NBA Betting Total: 206.5
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The Rockets and Pistons get set to go at it on Wednesday night from Texas.
Both teams come in off a loss on Monday as the Pistons blew an early lead to the Bulls and the Rockets fell in overtime to the Clippers after tying things up on a 3 ball with just seconds to go.
These two teams met on 11/30 where it turned into a shootout and the Pistons prevailed 116-105 inside the Palace.
The Pistons continue to quietly put together a solid season thus far.
They are 3 games over the .500 mark and in the East, that is good enough for the 7 seed. However, the bottom of the East always is crowded as sub .500 teams are always within striking distance. The Pistons are just 1.5 games ahead of the 9 seed, but just 4 games out of the 2nd seed. With one winning streak in the East, you can jump high in the standings and with one losing streak you can seriously fall out of contention.
Detroit was in action Monday afternoon and opened up an early double digit lead against the Bulls. However, they went cold offensively and had no answer for Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol.
The Pistons have dropped 3 of 4 with losses to San Antonio, Memphis, and Chicago with a win over Golden State sandwiched in between the losses.
The Rockets had some drama in their night capper on MLK Day.
Trailing by 3 with just seconds to go, the Rockets tied things up before ultimately falling in overtime by 8. The Rockets used a 42-28 4th quarter to spring their comeback, led by C Dwight Howard.
Howard finished with 36 points and 26 rebounds as he had an ultimate double-double in the loss.
Houston has won 3 of their last 5, which inlcudes wins over the Lakers, Timberwolves, and Grizzlies. The lone losses have come against the Cavaliers at home and Clippers Monday night.
The Rockets will play 4 games over the 6 days, with 3 of those coming at home. After this one with the Pistons, they’ll play host to Milwaukee and Dallas this weekend, before heading to New Orleans on Monday.
The Rockets are 13-10 SU at home, but are just 9-14 ATS in those 23 games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Rockets begin a stretch where they should be favorites in all 4 games. Their toughest test will come against Dallas on Sunday, but for now they’ll have Detroit and Milwaukee coming up.
The Rockets Dwight Howard played his best game of the season easily on Monday and if he can control the paint like he did against Los Angeles, the Rockets chances are much better here. He’ll have the tough task of Drummond down low, which should prove to a very physical battle.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets -3.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 105- Detroit 97
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