San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons - 3/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons - 3/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons (10-28) vs San Antonio Spurs (19-16)

Game Info: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Antonio Spurs and the Detroit Pistons collide at Little Caesars Arena on Monday night.

The San Antonio Spurs have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost three of their last four games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the 76ers in a 134-99 road loss last night. Derrick White and Drew Eubanks each scored 17 points, Lonnie Walker scored 15 points off the bench while Dejounte Murray chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Spurs shot just 42 percent from the field and a miserly four of 21 from the 3-point line as struggled to get going, scoring just 22 points in the first quarter, before getting completely blown off the court in the third quarter where the 76ers exploded for 46 points.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been in a real funk lately as they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after falling just short to the Nets in a 100-95 road loss on Saturday. Jerami Grant led the team with 22 points, Saddiq Bey and Delon Wright each scored 13 points while Mason Plumlee chipped in with 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists. As a team, the Pistons shot just 40 percent from the field and eight of 32 from the 3-point line as they got off to a sluggish start and trailed for most of the game, before rallying back from a 12-point deficit. However, the Pistons couldn’t stop the Nets in the clutch and it spoiled what was a valiant effort.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against a team below .400 and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss. The Pistons are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a loss and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on one days rest.

Head to head, the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Detroit and the Spurs are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.

The Spurs have fallen off the pace lately with three losses in their last four outings and they didn’t look good at all in last night’s blowout loss to the shorthanded 76ers, while the Pistons have been in a serious slump but are coming off a narrow loss to the red-hot Nets where they were more than competitive. The Spurs haven’t been at their best, but I expect them to come out firing after last night’s 35-point loss to the 76ers.

 

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Peter’s Pick San Antonio -3

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