Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s game in the NBA. The Detroit Pistons will look to win their 5th home game in a row as they welcome the West leading Phoenix Suns to town. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Win streak and Detroit Pistons isn’t something you’ll use in the same sentence a lot this season, but so far in 2022 they are undefeated at home winning all 4 games vs solid opposition. Led by rookie Cade Cunningham who had 18 points and a strong bench performance, they took care of the Toronto Raptors 103-87 on Friday. Despite the win and the home streak, they still remain in 14th position in the East trailing the Indiana Pacers by 4 games. They remain without their star player Jerami Grant who has been out for a while now with a thumb injury, but they aren’t seem to missing him that much, especially in home games. They’ve covered in 5 of their last 6 at Little Caesars Arena and against the Suns they are a perfect 10-0 ATS in the last 10 meetings there. However, playing Western Conference teams this season has been a problem as they’ve won just 2 of 14 such games.
Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns are also on a solid role lately winning 5 of their last 6 games. Right now they are in midst of a 5-game road trip which they’ve started off with 2 big wins at Toronto and Indiana. With recent slip-ups from the Warriors, they now have sole possession of the number 1 seed in the West with a 1.5 games advantage. Although they’ve covered just once in their last 7 games vs Central Division opponents, their home form has been consistent all season long. They’ve covered in 11 of 19 games and their SU record during that stretch is an impressive 15-4. This team is as healthy as it’s been all season long, the only potential notable absentee could be Cam Johnson who has a minor ankle issue, but he should be ready to go.
Winning by 12 points is a lot, but the Suns have the tools to do so I think. They’ve been dominant on the road and are just coming off a 18 point road win at Indiana, which is a lot better than Detroit this season. Give me the road team to cover in this one.
Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Predictions & Odds
Suns -11.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
If the Suns are going to cover here, they’ll have to put in the effort on the defensive end. They’ve done so in 3 of their last 4 games holding opponents to just 94, 95 and 89 points. The one game in which they allowed 123 points against Miami was a fluke, as the Heat got really hot from three-point land, something I highly doubt the Pistons are able to do here. Detroit has struggled scoring all season long, the closest comparison to them would be the Oklahoma City Thunder in the western conference. They’ve scored just 103, 87, 97 and 88 points in their last 4 of 5 games. Facing the 2nd best defensively efficient team in the NBA this season, I’m not giving them much of a chance here. As far as offensive efficiency goes, the Pistons rank dead last averaging just 99.2 points per 100 possessions this season, while the Suns are an impressive 6th on that list. All in all, I think the Suns get the job done while holding the Pistons to under 95 points here. Back the under.
Under 214.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365