The Detroit Pistons (16-39) will look to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-35) at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, April 16, 2021 as 2.5-point favorites. The Thunder have lost eight games in a row. The over/under is set at 215.5 in the matchup.
The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 16, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
Pistons vs Thunder Betting Odds
Injury Report as of April 16
Rodney McGruder: Day To Day (Elbow),
Cory Joseph: Out (Ankle),
Wayne Ellington: Out (Rest),
Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee),
Jerami Grant: Out (Rest),
Mason Plumlee: Out (Rest)
Gabriel Deck: Day To Day (Not With Team),
Mike Muscala: Day To Day (Ankle),
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Day To Day (Foot),
Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Arm),
Josh Hall: Out (Knee)
|Spread Pick||Pistons (-2.5)|
|Total Pick||Over (215.5)|
|Prediction||Pistons 114, Thunder 106|
Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have the Pistons winning by a considerably more robust margin (8.0 points). Take the Pistons.
The model projects a total 3.8 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.
Pistons Key Players
Pistons Player Props
- Jerami Grant’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 0.7 less than his season average of 30.2.
- Mason Plumlee’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 19.5, 3.4 less than his season average of 22.9.
- Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 1.0 shot less than his season average of 2.5.
- Grant’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks higher than his season average of 1.1.
Thunder Key Players
Thunder Player Props
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s points prop total for the game is set at 20.5, 3.2 points lower than his season average of 23.7.
- Moses Brown’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 17.5, 0.4 lower than his season average of 17.9.
- Ty Jerome’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.6 shots less than his season average of 2.1.
- Theo Maledon’s steals prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 0.4 steals less than his season average of 0.9.
- The Pistons make 44.9% of their shots from the field this season, which is 2.1 percentage points lower than the Thunder have allowed to their opponents (47%).
- In games Detroit shoots higher than 47% from the field, it is 14-4 against the spread and 10-9 overall.
- Oklahoma City has an 11-7-1 record against the spread and a 9-10 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 44.9% of their shots from the field.
- The Thunder are shooting 44.5% from the field, 3.3% lower than the 47.8% the Pistons’ opponents have shot this season.
- Oklahoma City has put together a 6-4 record against the spread and a 6-4 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 47.8% from the field.
- This season, Detroit has a 12-6-1 record against the spread and an 11-9 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot over 44.5% from the field.
- The Pistons’ 35.7% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 0.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Thunder have shot from beyond the arc (35.8%).
- Detroit has an 18-6 record against the spread and a 12-13 record overall when the team connects on more than 35.8% of its three-point attempts.
- Oklahoma City has put up an 18-12 against the spread while going 14-16 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 35.7% from deep.
- The Thunder are making 34.8% of their shots from deep, which is just 2.6 percentage points fewer than the 37.4% the Pistons’ opponents are averaging on the season.
- Oklahoma City has a 14-8-1 ATS record and is 12-11 straight-up when the team hits more than 37.4% of its three-point attempts.
- Detroit has a 14-7-1 ATS record and a 12-12 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.8% from three-point range.
- The Pistons connect on 12 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.5 fewer makes per game than the Thunder give up 12.5.
- Oklahoma City has gone 16-8 against the spread and 14-10 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Detroit hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 6-13-1 ATS and 2-18 straight up.
- The Pistons are the 20th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Thunder allow the 24th-fewest makes from deep.
Pistons vs Thunder Stat Rankings
|Pistons Rank||Pistons AVG||Thunder AVG||Thunder Rank|
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