Pistons vs Rockets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 22, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 22, 2021 - Last Updated on January 23, 2021

Jerami Grant leads the Detroit Pistons (3-11) against the Houston Rockets (4-9) after scoring 32 points in a 123-115 loss to the Hawks. The Pistons are favorites in the matchup on Friday, January 22, 2021, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on SportsNet SW. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 22, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pistons vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 22

Pistons:
Josh Jackson: Day To Day (Quad),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip)

Rockets:
Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),
Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Christian Wood: Out (Undisclosed),
John Wall: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Rockets (+4)
Prediction Pistons 113, Rockets 110

The model favors the Pistons by 3.0 points, just 1.0 less than the 4-point spread set by FanDuel.

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Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 14 25.4 6.1 2.6 0.8 1.2 2.6
Derrick Rose 11 15.4 1.9 4.7 1.4 0.4 0.9
Blake Griffin 11 13.3 6.0 4.3 0.9 0.2 2.2
Josh Jackson 12 11.5 2.8 1.6 1.0 0.5 1.3
Wayne Ellington 9 10.7 1.8 0.9 0.2 0.2 2.7

Pistons Player Props

  • Grant’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 15.5, 9.9 points lower than his season average of 25.4.
  • Derrick Rose’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 24.5, 2.5 greater than his season average of 22.0.
  • Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • Grant’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.

Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Christian Wood 12 23.5 10.8 1.4 0.8 1.8 1.8
Victor Oladipo 9 20.0 5.7 4.2 1.8 0.2 2.8
John Wall 7 18.6 4.7 5.1 1.3 1.0 1.4
Eric Gordon 9 15.9 2.1 1.9 0.8 0.7 2.4
Ben McLemore 7 9.3 2.6 1.4 0.6 0.0 2.4

Rockets Player Props

  • Christian Wood’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 26.5, 9.2 lower than his season average of 35.7.
  • John Wall’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 1.1 greater than his season average of 28.4.
  • Victor Oladipo’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 2.8.
  • Oladipo’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals less than his season average of 1.8.

Shooting Trends

  • The Pistons make 42.7% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.2 percentage points lower than the Rockets have allowed to their opponents (45.9%).
  • Detroit has a 2-1-1 record against the spread and a 1-3 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 45.9% from the field.
  • Houston has a 2-1 record against the spread and a 2-1 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 42.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Rockets are shooting 46% from the field, 3.2% lower than the 49.2% the Pistons’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Houston is 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall when it shoots better than 49.2% from the field.
  • When Detroit’s opponents shoot over 46% from the field, it is 1-3 against the spread and 1-3 overall.
  • The Pistons’ 34.4% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 1.5 percentage points lower than opponents of the Rockets have shot from beyond the arc (35.9%).
  • Detroit has a 4-1 record against the spread and a 1-4 record overall when the team connects on more than 35.9% of its three-point attempts.
  • Houston has put up a 3-3 against the spread while going 4-2 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 34.4% from downtown.
  • The Rockets shoot 35.1% from three-point distance this season. That’s only 3.7 percentage points lower than the Pistons have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (38.8%).
  • Houston is 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall when shooting over 38.8% as a team from three-point range.
  • Detroit is 2-2 ATS and 2-2 overall in games it shoots over 35.1% from deep.
  • The Pistons connect on 13.1 three-pointers per game this season, the same that the Rockets allow.
  • The Pistons are the 12th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Rockets give up the seventh-fewest makes from deep.

Pistons vs Rockets Stat Rankings

Pistons Rank Pistons AVG Rockets AVG Rockets Rank
21st 109.4 Points Scored 109.6 20th
23rd 114.3 Points Allowed 112.4 20th
23rd 42.7 Rebounds 42.8 26th
10th 10.9 Off. Rebounds 8 27th
12th 13.1 3pt Made 13.1 11th
19th 24.4 Assists 22.7 25th
5th 12.6 Turnovers 15.7 27th

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