Phoenix Suns at Detroit Pistons odds, picks and prediction
The Phoenix Suns (32-9) seek to win their third game in a row and fifth straight on the road when they take on the Detroit Pistons (10-31) Sunday. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m. ET at Little Caesars Arena. Below, we look at the Suns vs. Pistons odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Suns have won the first two games of their five-game road trip and have won five of their last six games overall. They beat the Indiana Pacers 112-94 Friday behind 35 points from G Devin Booker and C Deandre Ayton's 27 points and 12 rebounds.
The Pistons have won three of their last four games. They are coming off a 103-87 home win over the Toronto Raptors Friday. Detroit is second-to-last in the league in scoring with 101.3 points per game and has the league's worst offensive efficiency. They are 7-13 in their home arena.
Suns at Pistons odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Suns -1000 (bet $1,000 to win $100) | Pistons +600 (bet $100 to win $600)
- Against the spread (ATS): Suns -11.5 (-112) | Pistons +11.5 (-108)
- Over/Under (O/U): 214.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
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Suns at Pistons key injuries
- F Cameron Johnson (ankle) questionable
- C Frank Kaminsky (knee) out
- F Abdel Nader (knee) out
- F Dario Saric (knee) out
- F Jerami Grant (thumb) out
- G Frank Jackson (health and safety protocols) out
- F Isaiah Livers (foot) out
- G Rodney McGruder (return to competition reconditioning) out
- C Kelly Olynyk (knee) doubtful
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Suns at Pistons odds, lines, picks and predictions
Suns 111, Pistons 95
PASS on the money line. The Suns are tied for the best road record in the league at 15-4. While the Pistons have won three of four and have half of their season total of wins in their last eight games, betting on Detroit is not the smartest bet - even with the big payout.
Consider the spread if you want to bet the Suns as the money line odds are too large to have any value.
The Suns have covered the spread in nine of their last 11 wins. They are 4-3 ATS in games in which they are favored by at least 10.
The Pistons are 5-3 ATS in their last eight games but they have covered the spread only once in their last eight losses.
Take the SUNS -11.5 (-112).
The suns have allowed only 101.7 points per game over their last six games, while the Pistons have the worst offensive efficiency in the league. The Suns are second in defensive efficiency and have held four of their last six opponents to fewer than 100 points.
Detroit is averaging 100.2 points per game over their last five contests.
Take UNDER 214.5 (-107).
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