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(8-6) Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets (8-7)
Date: Wednesday November 21
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -8
NBA Betting Total: 215
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I can still see a future where the Rockets are among the top contenders in the NBA but in terms of game results they are just inching their way there. In summary, at their best they can be very good but the nights they are not they are killing us.
Detroit has a lower ceiling but they have been playing mostly good basketball this season. They can probably keep improving too as the coach gets more familiar with that he really has at his disposal.
Detroit is in the middle of the Central and that is where they are likely to stay all season. They are just not as good as Indiana or Milwaukee but way ahead of Chicago and Cleveland. The playoffs seem likely.
One of the critical factors in that pursuit will be hold much Coach Casey can work with Reggie Jackson to make him more like his old point guard Kyle Lowry. Jackson is a gunner but needs to be more in tune with his teammates if they are going to start him.
The combo of Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin should work. Drummond is basically a younger, and likely better version of DeAndre Jordan and Griffin was just fine with him as his wingman. Griffin’s game is awesome but he is still not elite and should share more.
Detroit is 14th in scoring and 14th in points allowed. That is slightly above average which I guess fits for this team. Right now their depth is pretty limited. There is no player that consistently lifts their second unit.
Detroit is an intriguing underdog because talent wise they have enough to scare any opponent. This season they are 4-2 ATS as an underdog, which they surely will be in this situation.
Houston has won four in a row heading into this one and in a weird bit of scheduling will be playing Detroit Wednesday night at home and then again in Detroit on Friday. You don’t see that kind of stuff too often across the conferences. This first game is definitely a good spot for the Rockets. .
As they have gotten healthier they are doing a better job of everyone slotting into their roles. That has been the duo of James Harder and Chris Paul dominating but also having Eric Gordon be a dedicated scorer off the bench. Clint Capela has had a double-double more often than not this season.
All season long the Rockets have struggled with shooting. They are averaging only 105ppg, which is exactly what they are giving up. You have to think that they will positive regress to being one of the better offensive teams in the league…at some point, right?
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 16-6-1 in DET last 23 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 6-2 in HOU last 8 overall.
- HOU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- Under is 20-7 in HOU last 27 vs. NBA Central.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
Houston should be a very solid favourite in this one. I would guess something like -7 (three possessions)
I do like the Pistons in underdog roles but not sure I trust them in this spot. Houston is in as good form as they have been all season and the pace might be too much for the Pistons.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Love the OVER
Look for the home team to show us another data point that they are getting back on track this season. Better shooting leads to an easy win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 117 – Detroit 107
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