Detroit Pistons vs Houston Rockets betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA clash on ESPN. Two teams on long losing streaks square off in Houston as the Rockets entertain the Detroit Pistons. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Are you also wondering why this game will be on ESPN tonight? Well, you should be as the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets are two of the worst teams in the league right now. The Pistons are just 1-8 on the season and have lost 4 straight. Their away record is also atrocious at 0-4 so far, but at least they get a decent chance of winning their first away game against a team that’s dropped 8 games in a row. One reason we might be forced to watch this is Cade Cunningham as the rookie has shown promise in his last game scoring 17 points against the Nets. Detroit will need a lot more than that from him though, they’ve lost their last 12 games on the road.
The Rockets are also struggling, but it could be because most of their games have been on the road this season. At home they are just 1-2 and it’s not like they haven’t shown flashes of solid play in all those games they’ve lost. In particular, Christian Wood has been playing well, he is averaging 17.5 points per game on 53% shooting while grabbing 11.8 rebounds per game. They could be shorthanded here with Kevin Porter Jr. having a minor thigh issue which could force him to sit this one out. The 3rd year player is averaging 12.3 points per game, the Rockets currently constructed need everyone to be on top of their game if they want to win games.
Normally when two such bad teams clash the team playing at home has the upper hand. Houston has done well against teams with a win percentage of 40% or lower, they have gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 such games. They also respond well after losses having covered the spread 10 times in their last 14 games. Think backing them at home is the smart play here.
Houston Rockets – Detroit Pistons Odds
Houston Rockets – Detroit Pistons Predictions
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With just 94.9 points per game the Pistons are a historically bad offensive team this season. Their leading score Jerami Grant is averaging just 16.6 points per game on a poor 38.3% shooting from the field. He had a game to forget lats time he played against the Nets scoring just 5 points and going 0-for-9 from the field. As a team the Pistons are dead last in effective field goal percentage and their plus-minus rating is a league worst -16.8 points coming into this game. Houston isn’t far off either, they rank 27th in offensive efficiency while playing the fastest pace in the NBA. In a game like this though it’s hard to imagine either team playing any concrete defense, so I think they’ll both enjoy a free flowing game on national TV. In the last 10 meetings an average of 217.7 points were scored between them which would put us above the total tonight. The last 3 of 4 Houston games have all gone over 227 points, so let’s back the over in this one.
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