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2021 NBA Handicapping
(5-26) Detroit Pistons vs, San Antonio Spurs (13-18)
Date: Sunday, December 26th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons +390 | Spurs -431 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -10
NBA Betting Total: 217.5
Sunday, December 26th finds the Detroit Pistons visiting the San Antonio Spurs for the first of two meeting his season. The clubs will play again on January 1st in Detroit.
Both teams last played on Thursday with the Spurs pummeling the Lakers 138-110 while the Pistons 104-110 to the Heat.
Last season the clubs played twice with Spurs winning both contests. The Spurs hold the all-time record with 61 wins in 96 matches versus the Pistons.
The short-handed Pistons gave the equally short-handed Heat all they could handle on Thursday with all five Detroit starters collecting double-figures.
Trey Lyles led the scoring with 28 points while Saddiq Bey delivered a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds plus five assists.
Cory Joseph served up 21 points), nine assists, six rebounds, and hit five of his seven 3-pointers. Frank Jackson and Hamidou Diallo offered 19 and 12 points respectively.
Despite this starting quintet outscoring the Heat starters 103 to 66 they simply didn’t have enough firepower off the bench. Miami’s reserve until pummeled the typically strong (but now decimated) Pistons bench 49 to nine.
Detroit has six players in health and safety protocols with Cade Cunningham, Isaiah Stewart, Rodney McGruder, Saben Lee, and Killian Hayes all entering on December 22nd or 23rd. Trey Lyles was added to the list on Christmas Day.
Stewart is the only one from the group listed as questionable and the rest were downgraded to out for Sunday.
Jerami Grant (thumb) is out indefinitely while Kelly Olynyk (knee) will miss between six and eight weeks. The six weeks is up just prior to Christmas so Olynyk should be back mid to late January.
San Antonio Spurs
Don’t just focus on how the Spurs routed the Lakers. Rather, run back 14 games as San Antonio are 9-5 in this period racking up more than 69 percent of their seasonal wins.
Gregg Popovich got production from everywhere in the victory versus the Lakers with Keita Bates-Diop providing 30 points in a perfect 11 for 11 shooting performance. Keldon Johnson produced a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Derrick White (23), Lonnie Walker (21), Doug McDermott (13), and Jock Landale (13) all scored in double-digits.
Dejounte Murray who has been the most consistent Spur had an off-shooting night (3 of 16) but flirted with a double-double scoring nine points with 13 assists plus six assists, two steals, and two blocks.
Scan the injury reports for all 30 teams and when you hit the Spurs (or Thunder) ask yourself what they are doing to stay so healthy or are they simply biding their time until the virus sweeps through their team too.
Doug McDermott (dental) is probable while Zach Collins (ankle) continues to rehab from offseason ankle surgery but no definitive return date has been reported.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Spurs are 8-2 in the last 10 head to head
- The Spurs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Pistons are 1-16 SU in their last 17 games.
- The Spurs are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 10 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
Keep an eye to see what happens with the Pistons who play while the core is out as vets try to get traded to contenders and G-Leaguers look to be signed to a team.
Imagine if they started winning games — it sure wouldn’t be a good look on the Pistons or NBA if that happened, but it’s worth tracking. Is it enough to consider the Pistons keeping the spread closer than 10 points? Nah.
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