Suns vs Pistons: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 8, 2021

The Detroit Pistons (1-7) are underdogs () to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Phoenix Suns (6-2) at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Little Caesars Arena. The matchup airs on FS-DET. The matchup’s point total is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 8, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 8

Suns: None

Derrick Rose: Day To Day (Knee),
Josh Jackson: Day To Day (Ankle),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip)

Suns and Pistons Records ATS

  • Phoenix is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 6-2.
  • Only 2 of 8 Phoenix games this season (25%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • So far this season, Detroit managed an even 4-4 record ATS.
  • 37.5% of Detroit’s 8 games this season have fell below the over/under.

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Head to Head

Derrick Rose scored a team-high 31 points to lead the Pistons over Devin Booker (26 points) and the Suns 113-111 in their most recent matchup on Friday. The Suns were favored by 9 points in the game, but the Pistons covered the spread in the loss. The teams put up a total of 224 total points to go over the 217.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/28/2020 Suns Suns -9 217.5 -387 306 Regular Season 113-111 DET
2/5/2020 Suns Pistons -3 217.5 -149 125 Regular Season 116-108 DET
3/21/2019 Suns Regular Season 118-98 DET
11/25/2018 Pistons Regular Season 118-107 DET
3/20/2018 Suns Regular Season 115-88 DET
11/29/2017 Pistons Regular Season 131-107 DET
3/19/2017 Pistons Regular Season 112-95 DET
11/9/2016 Suns Regular Season 107-100 PHO
12/2/2015 Pistons Regular Season 127-122 DET
11/6/2015 Suns Regular Season 100-92 DET

Scoring Trends

  • In Phoenix’s matchups this season, the Suns and their opponents have eclipsed Friday’s point total of 218.5 points 54 times (675% of opportunities).
  • In 75% of Detroit’s games this season (6 of 8), the total points scored was more than Friday’s 218.5-point over/under.
  • The Suns have seen a 212.1 average over/under in their games this season, 6.4 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 12.1 points separates the average total points bet in Pistons’ games (230.6 points) and this contest’s over/under (218.5 points).
  • The Suns have an average implied point total equal to their implied total in Friday’s game (113).
  • Phoenix has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (113) 37 times this season.
  • The Pistons’ average implied point total on the season (114.5 points) is 8.5 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (106 points).
  • Detroit has scored more than 106 points six times this season.
  • The Suns are at the 19th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (109.8 PPG), while the Pistons allow the 26th-fewest points per game (119.1) in the league.
  • The Suns have totaled 59 more points than their opponents this season (7.4 per game on average), while the Pistons have been out-scored by 61 total points (7.6 per game average differential).

Suns Leaders

  • The Suns scoring leader is Booker, who contributes 21.5 points per game.
  • Booker’s points prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 3.0 points higher than his season average of 21.5.
  • Phoenix is led in rebounding by Deandre Ayton’s 11.4 rebounds per game and assisting by Chris Paul’s 8.3 assists per game .
  • Ayton’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 28.5, 2.0 higher than his season average of 26.5.
  • Mikal Bridges is the top three-point shooter for the Suns, connecting on 2.8 per game.
  • Bridges’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 1.3 shots lower than his season average of 2.8.
  • Paul leads the team with 0.9 steals per game. Bridges collects 1.4 blocks a contest to pace Phoenix.
  • Paul’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.6 steals higher than his season average of 0.9.

Pistons Leaders

  • Jerami Grant outpaced his teammates on the Pistons scoring front by putting up 24.0 points per game. He adds 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game this season.
  • Grant’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 14.5, 9.5 points less than his season average of 24.0.
  • The Detroit leaders in rebounds and assists are Mason Plumlee (9.6 rebounds per game) and Rose (5.4 assists per game).
  • Rose’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 25.5, 2.5 greater than his season average of 23.0.
  • Saddiq Bey makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pistons, cashing in 2.7 treys per game.
  • Bey’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 1.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • Plumlee is at the top of Detroit’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Grant leads the squad in blocks with 1.1 per game.
  • Grant’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.6 blocks lower than his season average of 1.1.


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