Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 6

By Lester Mackay | December 5, 2021, 9:39 pm

In a game between two of the coldest squads in the NBA, the Detroit Pistons (4-18) are favored by 4.5 points over the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-16) at Little Caesars Arena on December 6, 2021. The Pistons have dropped eight in a row, and are 1-9 in their past 10 games. The Thunder have lost eight straight, and are 1-9 in their past 10.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Pistons stats and betting info

Betting trends for Detroit

  • Detroit is 11-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Pistons are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 4.5 points or more this season.
  • The teams have hit the over in 10 of Detroit’s 22 games with a set total.
  • The Pistons have been listed as the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they won.
  • Detroit has played as a moneyline favorite of -192 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
  • The Pistons have a 65.8% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.

Key players for Detroit

  • Jerami Grant: 20.1 PTS, 1.2 STL, 41.1 FG%, 33.0 3PT% (38-for-115)
  • Saddiq Bey: 12.3 PTS, 35.1 FG%, 28.7 3PT% (39-for-136)
  • Cade Cunningham: 14.1 PTS, 1.2 STL, 37.1 FG%, 28.7 3PT% (35-for-122)
  • Isaiah Stewart: 7.7 PTS, 8.0 REB, 1.2 BLK, 54.4 FG%
  • Cory Joseph: 6.5 PTS, 42.6 FG%, 30.8 3PT% (12-for-39)

Pistons Injuries: Kelly Olynyk: Out (Knee)

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Thunder stats and betting info

Betting trends for Oklahoma City

  • So far this season, Detroit has compiled an 11-11-0 record against the spread.
  • The Pistons are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
  • The teams have hit the over in 10 of Detroit’s 22 games with a set total.
  • This season, the Thunder have won five out of the 20 games, or 25%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Oklahoma City has a record of 3-13, a 18.8% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +157 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Thunder based on the moneyline is 38.9%.

Key players for Oklahoma City

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 21.2 PTS, 1.1 STL, 41.1 FG%, 30.0 3PT% (39-for-130)
  • Josh Giddey: 10.4 PTS, 7.2 REB, 5.8 AST, 39.1 FG%, 25.7 3PT% (18-for-70)
  • Luguentz Dort: 16.8 PTS, 43.1 FG%, 32.5 3PT% (49-for-151)
  • Darius Bazley: 8.5 PTS, 1.1 BLK, 34.8 FG%, 27.5 3PT% (22-for-80)
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 7.0 PTS, 42.6 FG%, 34.8 3PT% (24-for-69)

Thunder Injuries: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Concussion), Kenrich Williams: Out (Ankle), Derrick Favors: Day To Day (Illness), Josh Giddey: Day To Day (Illness)

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