Michigan sports betting officially goes live on Friday, Jan. 22. This means residents of Michigan will be able to bet on the Detroit Pistons, as they take on the Houston Rockets at home this evening. The Rockets vs Pistons NBA betting preview will find the best NBA betting odds, give you some betting trends and show the best NBA picks and NBA predictions available.
NBA Betting Preview: Michigan Sports Betting | Jan. 22
Rockets vs Pistons Game Info
Houston Rockets (4-9, 1-5 Away) vs. Detroit Pistons (3-11, 2-5 Home)
Date: Friday, Jan. 22, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena — Detroit, Mich.
Between COVID and injuries, the Rockets lineup is hurting tonight. John Wall will be out at least a couple more games with a knee injury. Christian Wood injured his ankle last game and will also be out, with the added risk of missing next game as well. Lastly, Danuel House is currently quarantined. This leaves the newest Rockets star, Victor Oladipo, with a lot of weight to carry. Between his two games with Houston, Oladipo has averaged 27 points, five rebounds and 7.5 assists. He has worked well with Eric Gordon, who has averaged 20.5 points since Oladipo’s arrival. With Wood out, DeMarcus Cousins may be asked to play a larger role. However, he has not topped 20 minutes since Jan. 6, so it is unclear how much of an increased role he can handle.
Along with not being projected as a good team when healthy, the Pistons have been dealing with injuries as well. It was announced rookie Killian Hayes will miss a couple months with a hip injury. Josh Jackson is dealing with a quad injury, though he is expected to go. The biggest name on the Pistons continues to be Blake Griffin. While his workload was managed at the beginning of the season, he has played 30 minutes in six straight games. Still, he has been relatively ineffective, failing to top 20 points during this stretch. Instead, Jerami Grant has been Detroit’s best scorer, averaging 27.9 points over the past seven games.
Rockets vs Pistons Betting NBA Picks + NBA Odds Shopping
Using Awesemo’s OddsShopper tool, we can easily compare the NBA odds for Rockets – Pistons betting across the major sportsbooks. The odds expressed are from 10 a.m. EST on Jan. 22, so make sure to check out the OddsShopper tool yourself to get the most up-to-date odds.
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NBA Odds: Moneyline
Rockets: (+148) — FanDuel
Pistons: (-157) — SugarHouse, DraftKings
NBA Odds: Spread
Rockets: +4 (-110) — FanDuel
Pistons: -3.5 (-110) — BetMGM, PointsBet
NBA Odds: Point Total
Over: 216.5 (-110) — BetMGM
Under: 216.5 (-105) — PointsBet
Rockets vs Pistons NBA Betting Trends | Michigan Sports Betting
- Houston is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Houston’s last six games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Detroit’s last nine games.
- Detroit is 1-4 straight up in its last five games.
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