Betting on Detroit vs San Antonio Pro Hoops
It doesn’t matter what professional league you play in, going on the road and getting a win is about as tough as it gets. Not only do you have to face a team that is comfortable in its own building, you have to stare down tens of thousands of fans who want to see you lose. That said, there are some places that are tougher to play in than others, and in NBA betting this season there are few places as tough as the AT&T Center in San Antonio. There have been 28 attempts to take down the Spurs at home this season, and every single one of them has failed. The next team up are the Detroit Pistons, a team with a losing record on the road. This appears to be a straight up pick that seems like a no-brainer.
Here’s a quick recap of their last game back in January 2016.
Betting on Detroit vs San Antonio Pro Hoops & Game Info
Why Bet on the Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons (31-29) are sitting just outside the top 8 right now, but they are playing the kind of ball that might just get them into the playoff picture, sooner rather than later. They come into this game having won 4-straight, including their last 2 games on the road. One of those road wins came against a Cleveland Cavaliers team that are very difficult to take down in their own building, although perhaps not quite as tough as the Spurs. It is worth noting that when the Pistons had to go into San Antonio for a regular season game last year, they came away with a surprising 105-104 win. They are likely going to have a tough time replicating that performance, but stranger things have happened. The Pistons are averaging 101.8 PPG, and are giving up 100.5 PPG.
Why Bet on the San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs (50-9) have spent the last couple of weeks out on the road, but finally get to head home for a game after going 7-1 on their 8-game road trip. That run has helped he Spurs go 9-1 in their last 10 games, although still 3.5 games back of the Golden State Warriors at the top of the Western Conference. The biggest selling point for those of you interested in playing the Spurs in this game is their current 28-game unbeaten record on home court this season. That run is the best in the league, and it really is hard to see any team going in there and breaking it up. Doing so would mean trying to beat a defense that takes it to a whole new level on home court. The Spurs are averaging 105.0 PPG, and are giving up 92.5 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It was the Spurs who came up with the 10-point win when they faced the Pistons earlier this season, and I believe that is exactly what they will do this time around.
Detroit Pistons 95 San Antonio Spurs 105