Detroit Pistons at Houston Rockets- Thursday NBA Pick

BetAnySports Pointspread: Houston -13.5

BetAnySports Total Line: 224

 

The Detroit Pistons wrap up an extended six-game road trip through the Western Conference with a stop at the Toyota Center to face the white-hot Houston Rockets in a slated 8 p.m. (ET) tip.

 

Detroit at Houston Game Preview

 

The Pistons lost the first three games of this trip to Utah, Denver and Portland but they have bounced back with victories against Sacramento and Phoenix both straight-up and against the spread. The total has stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line in four of the five games. Detroit is now 3-8 ATS in its last 11 road games with the total staying UNDER or ending as a PUSH in eight of those contests.

 

Blake Griffin continues to lead the Pistons in points (21.7) and assists (5.7) with Andre Drummond pulling down a team-high 15.7 rebounds a game. Griffin has scored exacty 26 points in three of his last four starts and Drummond has pulled down at least 16 rebounds in three of his last four games. Overall, Detroit is ranked 26th in the NBA in scoring (102.9 points) and tied for 18th in rebounds (43.3).

 

Houston (57-14) continues to make a strong push for the top spot in the Western Conference with a SU six-game winning streak. On Tuesday night, the Rockets snapped Portland’s recent 13-game winning streak with a 115-111 road victory that ended as a PUSH with BetAnySports. The total went OVER 219 points in that game after staying UNDER in six of their previous seven games. Houston returns home with a SU 27-6 record at the Toyota Center this season. It has failed to cover in four of its last six home games.

 

After scoring 34 points in a nine-point victory against Minnesota on the road this past Sunday, James Harden upped that total to 42 points in Tuesday night’s win. Lobbying hard for league MVP honors, he is currently averaging 31.2 points per game with 8.7 assists. Chris Paul added 22 points against Portland in the first game during this current winning streak that the Rockets surpassed their 113.7-point scoring average on the year.

 

Detroit at Houston Free Game Prediction

 

The Pistons will be playing their third road game in four nights against the hottest team in the NBA. Take the gift from BetAnySports and bet the Rockets to cover ATS.