Rockets vs Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 19, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 19, 2021 - Last Updated on March 29, 2021

The Detroit Pistons (11-29) are only 2-point underdogs as they look to break a three-game road losing streak when they take on the Houston Rockets (11-28) on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Toyota Center. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on SportsNet SW. The over/under in the matchup is set at 214.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 19, 2021, 12:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 19

Rockets:
David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
John Wall: Day To Day (Knee),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),
Ben McLemore: Day To Day (Ankle)

Pistons:
Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip),
Hamidou Diallo: Out (Groin),
Wayne Ellington: Out (Adductor)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pistons (+2)
Total Pick Over (214.5)
Prediction Pistons 111, Rockets 109

The data strongly suggests betting on the Pistons in this one. The model favors them while FanDuel has the Rockets favored and the difference between the two is 3.5 points.

The FanDuel point total for this game is just 5.2 points lower than the model projection.

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Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Christian Wood 18 21.9 10.2 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.8
John Wall 25 21.0 3.2 6.0 0.9 0.7 2.0
Victor Oladipo 27 20.8 5.1 4.7 1.4 0.4 2.5
Eric Gordon 27 17.8 2.1 2.6 0.5 0.5 2.6
Jae’Sean Tate 39 10.1 5.3 1.7 1.1 0.5 0.7

Rockets Player Props

  • Christian Wood’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 35.5, 2.1 greater than his season average of 33.4.
  • John Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 36.5, 6.2 higher than his season average of 30.3.
  • Wood’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 37 23.4 5.1 2.9 0.7 1.1 2.4
Josh Jackson 36 13.4 4.3 2.1 0.9 0.9 1.2
Hamidou Diallo 32 11.9 5.1 2.4 1.0 0.4 0.4
Delon Wright 33 10.7 4.7 5.0 1.5 0.5 0.9
Wayne Ellington 30 10.6 1.8 1.4 0.4 0.2 2.7

Pistons Player Props

  • Jerami Grant’s points prop total for the contest is set at 18.5, 4.9 points lower than his season average of 23.4.
  • Delon Wright’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 22.5, 2.0 higher than his season average of 20.5.
  • Wright’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Rockets have a 43.3% shooting percentage from the field, which is 4.6% lower than the 47.9% of shots the Pistons’ opponents have made.
  • Houston is 6-3 against the spread and 6-3 overall when it shoots better than 47.9% from the field.
  • Detroit’s record is 5-6 against the spread and 4-7 overall when its opponents make more than 43.3% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pistons are shooting 44.3% from the field, 2.7% lower than the 47% the Rockets’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Detroit has put together an 8-3 record against the spread and a 6-6 straight up record in games it shoots better than 47% from the field.
  • Houston is 6-5 against the spread and 7-4 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 44.3% from the field.
  • The Rockets shoot 32.6% from deep, 4.5% lower than the 37.1% the Pistons allow to opponents.
  • Houston is 6-5 against the spread and 6-5 overall when it shoots better than 37.1% from distance.
  • Detroit is 4-6 against the spread and 4-8 overall when its opponents shoot better than 32.6% from deep.
  • The Pistons’ three-point shooting percentage this season (34.9%) is 2.6 percentage points lower than opponents of the Rockets are averaging (37.5%).
  • Detroit has an 11-4 ATS record and is 7-9 straight-up when the team makes more than 37.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Houston has a 7-9 ATS record and an 8-8 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.9% from three-point range.
  • The Rockets’ 13.2 made three-pointers per game this season are only 0.8 more made shots on average than the 12.4 per game the Pistons give up.
  • When Houston makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 9-9 against the spread and 9-9 overall. When Detroit is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 4-9-1 ATS and 2-12 straight up.
  • The Pistons are the 18th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Rockets allow the 13th-fewest makes from deep.

Rockets vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Rockets Rank Rockets AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
25th 106.9 Points Scored 107.5 24th
23rd 113.7 Points Allowed 108.8 15th
23rd 42.5 Rebounds 43 19th
22nd 9.1 Off. Rebounds 10.3 15th
12th 13.2 3pt Made 12.4 18th
28th 22.1 Assists 24.3 19th
23rd 14 Turnovers 13.6 17th

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