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A cross-conference battle has the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-13) going on the road to play the Detroit Pistons (5-40) on Sunday afternoon. The Thunder have been red-hot, logging a five-game win streak. Oklahoma City blew out the New Orleans Pelicans 107-83 on Friday. Meanwhile, the Pistons have dropped four of their past five games. On Saturday, the Washington Wizards topped Detroit 118-104.

Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Thunder are 12.5-point favorites in the latest Thunder vs. Pistons odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points is 239.5. Before making any Pistons vs. Thunder picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 48-25 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning over $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Thunder vs. Pistons and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Pistons vs. Thunder:

  • Thunder vs. Pistons spread: OKC -12.5
  • Thunder vs. Pistons over/under: 239.5 points 
  • Thunder vs. Pistons money line: OKC -886, Detroit +592
  • OKC: The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last five games
  • DET: The Pistons are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games
  • Thunder vs. Pistons: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Thunder can cover

Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been one of the top players in the NBA. Gilgeous-Alexander has terrific body control and uses his length as an advantage to score from multiple spots on the court. The Kentucky product is third in the NBA in points (31.3) per game. In Wednesday’s win over the Spurs, Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 32 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds.

Forward Jalen Williams is a strong and impactful force in the frontcourt. Williams has good handles when attacking the paint and can beat his man off the dribble. The Santa Clara product logs 18.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. In his previous outing, Williams tallied 15 points, four boards, and seven assists. See which team to pick here.  

Why the Pistons can cover

Center Jalen Duren provides the Pistons with an athletic bruiser in the lane. Duren overpowers other players around the rim as a scorer and rim protector. The Memphis product averages 14 points and 11.3 rebounds per game while shooting 63% from the floor. In his last game, Duren racked up 10 points and 18 boards. 

Guard Jaden Ivey has the skill set to create his own shot from many spots on the floor. Ivey has the jumper to score out on the perimeter while being a willing passer. The Purdue product logs 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. On Jan. 20, Ivey scored 18 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists. See which team to pick here.  

How to make Pistons vs. Thunder picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 230 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time. You can only see the model’s NBA picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Thunder vs. Pistons, and which side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Pistons vs. Thunder spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 48-25 roll on top-rated NBA picks, and find out.  

Source: CBSSports.com

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