Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 2/14/2024

The Detroit Pistons (8-45) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (32-22) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on AZFa. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Detroit’s most recently played the Lakers and lost with a final score of 125-111. Turning the tide, the Pistons picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 71-48.

In their last ten games, the Pistons have gone 4-6 and have an overall record of 8-45. When looking at their 53 games, the Pistons are 5-25 against Eastern Conference teams and are 3-20 in non-conference games.

Detroit comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-26 so far this season. Detroit has gone 1-4 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 25-22 when playing as underdogs.

The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Suns bested the Kings with a score of 130-125. Not only did the Suns win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -4.5 point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 245.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

Coming into today’s game against the Pistons, the Suns have an overall record of 32-22 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Suns are in 5th place and are 2nd in the Pacific division.

Phoenix’s ATS record sits below .500 (22-31). As the favorite this season, Phoenix is 16-24 vs. the spread while going 6-7 as the underdog.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

Detroit has recorded an average of 113.1 points per game (23rd) throughout 53 games games.

This season, the Pistons have been one of the more efficient teams in the NBA in terms of pace, ranking 8th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to scoring, Detroit is averaging 113.1 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 114.4 points compared to 111.9 at home.

So far, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 32.1% of their games and are 18th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 29th in both makes per game (11.2) and three-point shooting percentage (36%).

Suns Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Phoenix offense is the 11th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.6 points per contest.

This season, the Suns are averaging 117.6 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 117.7 points per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Suns are 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 3rd in true shooting percentage.

So far, the Suns have made 11.9 three-pointers per game, which is 21st in the league. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

Pistons Team Defense

Facing Phoenix, the Pistons aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 122.1 points allowed per game (27th). On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.9% and allowing 38.0% from beyond the arc.

Suns Team Defense

On average, the Phoenix defense is giving up 114.6 points per game (15th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In their previous matchup vs. the Kings, the Suns’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 125 points.

Key Players For The Pistons And Suns

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Cade Cunningham will be the primary scorer for the Pistons, with 21 points and going 8/18 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.1 points per game, in addition to 4.1 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Kevin Durant as the leading scorer for the Suns. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 53.7% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 28.3 points per game.

Pistons vs Suns Trends

  • Detroit has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 119 points per game while allowing 121. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Suns have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 123 points per game in this stretch.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • The Suns have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Pistons vs Suns Prediction

Not only do we have the Suns winning this one by a score of 122-94, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Suns at -12.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 235.5, and our model predicts the Pistons and Suns to score a combined 216 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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