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(35-43) Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets (53-25)
Date: Friday April 7th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center – Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons -110, Rockets -110
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
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This Friday will see an inter-conference showdown as the Detroit Pistons head down to the Lone Star State to take on the Houston Rockets. The Rockets took a close one in their last meeting, winning 99-96 on November 11, 2016.
The Pistons have been flat-out bad over the last two weeks, losing two straight and seven of their last eight.
They fell at home 105-102 to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Detroit is currently in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and only one loss from being out of the playoff hunt.
The Rockets have rebounded from a three-game losing streak to win their last two. They defeated the Denver Nuggets 110-104 on Wednesday and locked in the 3rd place spot in the West.
If you only looked at the results over the last couple of weeks, it would appear like the Pistons are tanking.
However, it is clear that is not the case as they continue to put in effort and lose close games.
They lost in overtime 108-105 at Milwaukee on Friday and allowed the Raptors to come back late on Wednesday. Their fatal number is now down to one, and they would need a perfect finish to make the postseason.
The Pistons average 101.1 points per game which ranks 26th in the NBA. They rank 4th in rebounding with 45.6 and 25th in assists with 21.1 per contest. Their defense has been good this year– allowing only 102.4 points per game which ranks 6th in scoring D.
The Rockets locked in the 3rd place spot in the Western Conference with a 110-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.
Considering the fact that their position is now solidified, they could just coast through these last few games.
However, that is not Houston’s style, and they are expected to play their starters in this game. That includes MVP candidate James Harden who returned from a wrist injury on Wednesday.
The Rockets have the 2nd best scoring offense in the league, averaging 115.3 points per game.
They rank 7th in rebounding with 44.4 and 3rd in assists with 25.1 per contest. The defense is another story, as the Rockets allow 109 points per game which ranks 25th in the NBA.
NBA Betting Trends:
- UNDER is 6-0 for Pistons in last 6 games playing one 1 day of rest
- UNDER is 10-1 for Pistons in last 11 games against NBA Southwest
- UNDER is 4-0 for Rockets in last 4 games after scoring 100+ in previous game
- UNDER is 4-1 for Rockets in last 5 games overall
- UNDER is 5-1 for Rockets following an ATS loss
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
These teams are obviously in very different situations, but both should be expected to play well in this one. The Pistons need the win more, and their strong defense should be in full-force.
Of course, Houston can score on anyone, but they should not have to light up the scoreboard to beat Detroit.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 223.5
Rockets get the win in a relatively low-scoring game (by their standards).
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 102 – Houston 109
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