Detroit Pistons at Phoenix Suns - 2/5/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (11-9) vs Detroit Pistons (5-16)
Game Info: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 9:00 pm (PHX Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -8.5 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing 12 of their last 16 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 108.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.7 points and 5.8 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 14.2 points and 4.2 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 109.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.1 points and 3.8 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is dishing two assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Suns are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games and 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Pistons last 10 overall. The under is 10-4 in Suns last 14 games as a favorite. The Pistons are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Phoenix and 26-8 ATS in the last 34 meetings.
Last month, the Detroit Pistons took the Suns to overtime and won as 7.5-point underdogs. I'm still not looking to back the Pistons, especially on the road where they lose by an average of 9.1 points and allow 50.5 percent shooting from the field. The Phoenix Suns remain one of the better covering teams in the league dating back to last season and they have the offense to bury the Pistons. Thick number, but I'm going to lay it anyway.