Rockets vs Pistons Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/1

Rockets vs Pistons Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/1

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Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Houston, TX; January 1, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: HOU -7.5
Over/Under: 227.5

Introduction

The Detroit Pistons (3-29) will face the Houston Rockets (15-15) at the Toyota Center on January 1, 2024. This preview breaks down the matchup, examines recent team performances, checks for injuries, and a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons, sitting at 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 3-29 record, recently snapped the longest losing streak in NBA history with a morale-boosting 129-127 victory against the Toronto Raptors on December 30, 2023. Cade Cunningham leads the team with 23.5 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Cade Cunningham

Cade Cunningham is a key player for the Pistons, contributing 23.5 points per game with impressive shooting percentages.

 

Houston Rockets

The Rockets, currently 10th in the Western Conference with a 15-15 record, have a home advantage with a 12-5 record. Alperen Sengun leads the team with 21.1 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Alperen Sengun

Alperen Sengun is a key player for the Rockets, showcasing his skills with 21.1 points per game and strong shooting percentages.

 

Injuries

Isaiah Stewart of the Pistons is out until January 9, while the Rockets have Dillon Brooks out until January 3, and Jabari Smith Jr. and Victor Oladipo out until January 5.

 

Recent Performances

The Pistons secured a thrilling 129-127 victory against the Toronto Raptors on December 30, 2023, ending their historic losing streak. The Rockets are on a home skid, with their most recent game being a 131-127 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on December 29, 2023.

 

Prediction

Following the emotional victory against the Raptors and the motivation to prove themselves, the Pistons are poised to cover the +7.5 points spread. The relief from breaking the losing streak and the desire to build momentum make the Pistons a strong pick for this matchup.

Pick: Detroit Pistons +7.5

 

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