Detroit Pistons at Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/5/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (20-29) vs Detroit Pistons (14-35)
Game Info: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +2 -- Over/Under: 211 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 106.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 22.4 points and 4.8 rebounds while Hamidou Diallo is averaging 14.5 points and 1.8 assists. Josh Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Cory Jospeh is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Thunder are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Pistons last 7 overall. The over is 7-2 in Thunder last 9 home games. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Oklahoma City and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons don't find themselves in the favorite role often, as this is just the fourth time they've been favored all season. However, the Thunder are a complete mess right now thanks to injuries, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 22.6 points while shooting 41.5 percent from the field. In those three games as a favorite, the Pistons win by an average of 6.3 points. It's hard to get behind the Thunder with any confidence. I'll lay the bucket with the Pistons.
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Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons -2
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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