Detroit Pistons (13-39) vs Phoenix Suns (27-26)
Game Info: Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons +4.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and the Detroit Pistons duke it out at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday night.
The Phoenix Suns have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after routing the Celtics in an impressive 106-94 road win last night. Mikal Bridges led the team with 25 points, Chris Paul added 15 points with eight assists while Dario Saric and DeAndre Ayton each scored 14 points. As a team, the Suns shot 43 percent from the field and 12 of 32 from the 3-point line, but this win was more about their defense as they held the Celtics to just 44 points in the first half to take the early lead, before they exploded for 32 points in the fourth quarter to make it a blowout in the end.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been in rough shape as they’ve lost six of their last eight games, but they will be looking to build some momentum after taking down the Hornets in a 118-112 home win last night. Jaden Ivey led the team with 24 points and seven assists, Saddiq Bey added 22 points off the bench while Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in with 21 points on eight of 14 shooting. As a team, the Pistons shot 51 percent from the field and 14 of 32 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the Hornets in a tight contest, until the fourth quarter where they held the Hornets to just 18 points to escape with the narrow win.
Looking at the betting trends, the Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days’ rest and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Pistons are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Detroit, the Suns are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Detroit and the Suns are 10-28 ATS in the last 38 meetings overall.
The Suns are shorthanded again as Devin Booker, Landry Shamet and Cameron Payne are all still out, while the Pistons are still missing Cory Joseph and Marvin Bagley. The Suns have caught fire over their last nine games or so and they would’ve taken so much confidence from last night’s big win over the red-hot Celtics, while the Pistons were ice-cold before they took down the slumping Hornets in their last outing. It’s always tricky backing a team playing their second game of a back to back set, but I think the line is short enough in this spot.