Phoenix Suns vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (19-41) at Phoenix Suns (24-35)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Detroit Pistons need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18 points and 5.7 assists while Luke Kennard is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Wood is grabbing six rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons haven’t won a road game since January 18.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.1 points and 6.5 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19.1 points and 12.1 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Pistons are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix and 24-8 ATS in the last 32 meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix.
I'm not trying to lay chalk with the Phoenix Suns, a team that doesn't play defense and is just 11-18 against the spread at home. However, we've been fading the Detroit Pistons left and right all season long and it continues to pay off. The Pistons can't put a complete NBA roster on the floor due to the trades and injuries, and they get blown out nightly, which includes losing their last five games by an average of 11 points. I have to lay the chalk with the Suns at home.