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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets

January 12, 2024


The Houston Rockets will travel to Detroit, Michigan to face the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena with the game tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Friday evening and will air on Bally Sports Detroit.



Houston enters this game in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 18-18 while having lost three of their last four games and are on a two-game losing streak following a 119-124 overtime loss on the road against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. The Rockets play at one of the slowest tempos in the NBA this season which leads them to be one of the best teams defensively as they are allowing the 2nd fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 110.56 points per game while being one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league with an average of 112.67 points per game which is the 7th fewest points per game this season. 

 

Alperen Sengun has been one of the best players on the team and leads the team in scoring and rebounds while being 2nd on the team in assists and steals with an average of 21.6 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1.17 steals per game. The Houston Rockets will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Detroit Pistons.



The Detroit Pistons are the worst team in the NBA this season as they enter this game with a record of 3-35 and are on a six-game losing streak following a 108-130 loss at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. The Pistons are one of the worst teams offensively and defensively in the NBA as they are averaging the 5th fewest points per game while allowing the 4th most points per game with an average of 111.34 points per game while allowing an average of 123 points per game. 



Cade Cunningham remains one of the best players on the team and leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 22.8 points and 7.3 assists per game. The Detroit Pistons will look to end their six-game losing streak when they host the Houston Rockets on Friday evening.



BookMaker has the Houston Rockets listed as 8.5-point favorites on the road against the Detroit Pistons on Friday evening. Houston has won six of the last ten including the previous four meetings. The Pistons are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Pistons have covered the spread in three of the previous four meetings. The Houston Rockets are 20-14-2 ATS overall, 6-8-1 ATS on the road, and 8-2-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Detroit Pistons are 14-23-1 ATS overall, 5-12-1 ATS at home, and 14-20-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.



Houston has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the previous four meetings. The Rockets have covered the spread in three of the previous four games in the series and have been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 20-14-2 ATS overall and 8-2-1 ATS as a favorite while the Pistons are 14-23-1 ATS overall and 14-20-1 ATS as an underdog which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Houston Rockets when they travel to face the Detroit Pistons. 

Spooky Express Pick: Houston Rockets -8