Pistons vs Thunder Prediction - NBA Picks 3/29/23

Oklahoma City Thunder (37-38) vs Detroit Pistons (16-59)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -11 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: Bally Sports OK, Bally Sports DET Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 110.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 49 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 assists. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Stewart is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 117.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.3 points and 5.4 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 16.3 points and 6.1 assists. Jalen Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Luguentz Dort is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

The Pistons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Pistons last 7 overall. The over is 7-2-1 in Thunder last 10 overall. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Oklahoma City Thunder should be favored big for obvious reasons, as they're the better team, at home and need to win to stay in the play-in tournament conversation. The Pistons also don't cover numbers despite being underdogs every single night. With that said, OKC isn't playing great ball at the moment and this will be just the fourth time it's a favorite of at least 7.5 points. Lots of points for a hit or miss Thunder team. I'll close my eyes and take a chance with the Pistons and the boatload of points.

Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons +11

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