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Suns vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Phoenix Suns at Detroit Pistons
- Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds DET +4.5, PHO -192 | DET +159 O/U 226.0
The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 28-26. So far, the team has gone 28-24-2 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Phoenix is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Suns are coming off a 106-94 win over the Celtics. This away win came despite entering the game as the 10 point underdogs. Phoenix was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Celtics to cut into their 13 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 45.0% of his shots.
The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-39. So far, the team has gone 24-28-1 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
The Pistons are coming off a 118-112 win over the Hornets. This win came despite entering the game as the 1 point underdogs. Detroit went into halftime with a narrow 1 point lead before being able to slightly add to that margin by the games end. In the win, Jaden Ivey led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 72.7%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Suns averaged 124.5 points per game vs Detroit, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Suns saw a boost in scoring, the Pistons averaged 105.5 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Phoenix. This figure was similar to season-long average. Although the Pistons have the better ATS mark across the previous 5 head-head matchups at 3-2, the average scoring margin sits in favor of Phoenix, as they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 103. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 217 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 54 games, Phoenix is averaging 112.6 points per game (23rd). So far, the Suns are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 18th in fields goals made per contest.
Against the Pistons, the Suns will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 9th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
On offense, Mikal Bridges leads the Suns in scoring at 17.0 points per game, placing him 75th in the NBA. Overall, Bridges has hit 46.1% of his shots while accounting for 15.1% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 8th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 17.7 points per game, Deandre Ayton is the 2nd leading scorer for the Suns. For the season, he is 66th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 57.3%.
For the season, the Pistons offensive unit is ranked just 22nd in scoring at 112.7 points per contest. So far, Detroit is averaging 100.3 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Yet, they are still a below average group in terms of made shots per game. So far, the Pistons are 27th in fields goals made per contest.
On defense, the Pistons will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 22nd ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Power-Foward Bojan Bogdanovic currently leads the Pistons at 21.4 points per game. For the season, he is 68th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 16.8% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Bogdanovic is averaging 3.6 boards and 2.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 19th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jaden Ivey enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 49 games, he is averaging 15.3 and is 254th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Suns vs Pistons Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +4.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 226.0