Pistons vs Rockets Prediction - NBA Picks 3/31/23

Houston Rockets (18-59) vs Detroit Pistons (16-60)

Game Info: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets meet Friday in NBA action at the Toyota 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 Houston Rockets are averaging 110.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 118.7 points on 48 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.9 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.

The Pistons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rockets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 19-7 in Pistons last 26 overall. The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The Pistons are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

The Houston Rockets are the more talented team, and being at home doesn't hurt. However, neither of these teams are trying to win at this stage as it's all about the ping pong balls. You may not want to back the Pistons, but the Rockets are losing their last 5 games by an average of 18 points while allowing 54.5 percent shooting. This is a brutal, brutal game where neither team wants a W. It's the points or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons +4.5

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