Suns vs. Pistons odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, Dec. 2 predictions, best bets from model on 117-77 roll
SportsLine's model just revealed its NBA picks for Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns
Teams streaking in opposite directions meet when the Detroit Pistons take on the red-hot Phoenix Suns in a key NBA matchup on Thursday night. The Pistons (4-17), who have lost seven in a row, are coming off a 110-92 loss at Portland on Tuesday. The Suns (18-3), who have won 17 in a row, downed Golden State 104-96 on Tuesday. Phoenix capped off November with a 16-0 record, the most wins in a month without a loss in franchise history. Devin Booker (hamstring) will miss this game for Phoenix
Tipoff from Footprint Center in Phoenix is set for 9 p.m. ET. Detroit leads the all-time series 71-68. Phoenix is a 13-point favorite in the latest Suns vs. Pistons odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 210.5. Before locking in any Pistons vs. Suns picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 7 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $1,500 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It's also on a stunning 117-77 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Pistons and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Pistons vs. Suns.
Pistons vs. Suns spread: Suns -13
Pistons vs. Suns over-under: 210.5 points
DET: The Pistons are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS loss
PHO: The Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games vs. a team with a losing road record
Why the Suns can cover
No team has been as hot as Phoenix as six players average in double figures and nine players are averaging 8.8 points or more. Center Deandre Ayton, who is averaging 16 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, can help pick up the scoring slack with Booker out. In the win over Golden State, Ayton notched his eighth double-double of the season with 24 points and 11 rebounds. In two games against Detroit last season, he averaged 11 points on 55 percent field goal shooting and 13 rebounds.
Point guard Chris Paul has dominated the Pistons in recent years and averaged 15.5 points, nine assists and seven rebounds against them last season. He is coming off a 15-point, 11-assist and five-steal effort in the win over the Warriors. For the season, Paul is averaging 14.5 points, 10.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.
Why the Pistons can cover
Despite that, Phoenix isn't a lock to cover the Pistons vs. Suns spread. That's because Detroit is 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 games following a straight-up loss. Forward Jerami Grant leads the Pistons in scoring at 19.5 points, and also is averaging 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and one block per game. Grant has finished with 20 or more points in nine games this season, and 30 or more three times. He scored 14 points and grabbed three rounds and dished out three assists in the loss at Portland.