Oklahoma City Thunder at Detroit Pistons - 12/6/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder at Detroit Pistons - 12/6/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons (4-18) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (6-16)

Game Info: Monday, December 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons do battle at Little Caesars Arena on Monday night.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost 10 of their past 11 games, but they will be hoping to arrest an eight-game slide after getting completely embarrassed by the Grizzlies in a 152-79 road loss on Thursday. Luguentz Dort led the team with 15 points while Tre Mann, Ty Jerome and Mike Muscala each scored 12 points. as a team, the Thunder shot just 32 percent from the field and 11 of 38 from the 3-point line as they struggled right from the start and fell behind by 36 points at halftime and things only got worse in the second half as the Grizzlies never took their foot off the gas. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scored just two points on zero of seven shooting, Paul Watson scored just four points on one of eight shooting while Darius Bazley scored just three points.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been ice-cold lately as they’ve lost nine of their past 10 games and they will be hoping to snap an eight-game losing streak of their own after falling short to the Suns in a 114-103 road loss on Thursday. Jerami Grant led the team with 34 points on 10 of 19 shooting, Cade Cunningham added 19 points with five assists while Isaiah Stewart chipped in with 12 points and 14 rebounds. As a team, the Pistons shot 45 percent from the field and 11 of 27 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going and scored just 18 points in the first quarter to fall behind by as many as 18 points in the first half. The second half was a different story as the Pistons rallied to get within two points before the Suns pulled away late.  

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Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record, 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Pistons are 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a loss of more than 10 points and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Head to head, the under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall, the Thunder are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall and the Thunder are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Detroit.

The Thunder will surely come out firing in this one after getting completely embarrassed in their last outing, but they will again be without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for this one. The Pistons have been in terrible form lately, but Grant is coming off a big game and they’re starting to get bigger contributions from Cunningham and Stewart. This is a tough one to pick, but I think we’re going to see a response from the Thunder after their 73-point loss on Thursday.

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Peter’s Pick Oklahoma City +4.5

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