The Detroit Pistons (14-39) play host to the Phoenix Suns (28-26) for a matchup at the Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. The Phoenix Suns hold the sixth seed in the Western Conference, having won 28 of their 54 matches, while 14 wins out of 53 games have left the Detroit Pistons with the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference.
Post Game Analysis: Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns
Saturday night saw the Detroit Pistons (14-39) and Phoenix Suns (28-26) face off at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Suns entered the game with the advantage of having won the previous meeting between the two teams earlier in the season.
The Suns started off hot, racing out to a double-digit lead early in the first quarter. The Pistons battled back throughout the rest of the period, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the early deficit. Phoenix led 28-18 at the end of the first quarter.
The second period saw the Pistons regain some of their momentum, thanks to a strong defensive performance and timely shooting from Derrick Rose. Detroit was able to cut the deficit to 5 points by halftime, with the Suns leading 42-37.
The Pistons continued their comeback in the third quarter, led by Blake Griffin who recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds in the period alone. Detroit tied the game at 58 with a little over three minutes remaining in the quarter, but ultimately Phoenix was able to take a 65-61 lead into the fourth.
The fourth quarter was a back-and-forth affair, with neither side able to develop any sort of consistent advantage. Phoenix was able to stay ahead, however, and emerged victorious with a final score of 93-90.
The Detroit Pistons were led by Blake Griffin who had 25 points and 12 rebounds, while the Suns were paced by Devin Booker who had 21 points and 6 assists.
The Phoenix Suns have now won both meetings between the two teams this season, and now have a record of 28-26. The Detroit Pistons remain at the bottom of the Eastern Conference at 14-39.
Detroit Pistons VS Phoenix Suns Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (-192) | Detroit Pistons (+167)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns -4.5 (-110) | Detroit Pistons +4.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 226.0 (-110) | (-110)
Detroit Pistons Form
The Detroit Pistons ended a two-game losing skid last time out by beating the Charlotte Hornets 118-112. The victory improved their record from the past ten games to 3-7. They are also 1-4 in the last five at home.
The Detroit Pistons have been average on the offensive end of the floor. Heading into Saturday’s game, they have tallied an average of 112.7 points per contest. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 122.4 points in their last five matches and 119.9 points this year alone.
Last year, the Detroit Pistons failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 24-58 regular season. They ended up 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Central Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the home side 14-39 so far.
The Detroit Pistons have 4 players injured for the upcoming match in Cory Joseph, Marvin Bagley III, Cade Cunningham, and Buddy Boeheim.
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns improved their regular season record to 28-26 last time out by defeating the Boston Celtics 94-106. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 7-3 and are also 2-3 in their last five on the road.
The Phoenix Suns will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 112.6 points per game this season. The visitors have a top-tier defense, having given up an average of 111.5 points per game this season and 109.8 points in their last five outings.
The Phoenix Suns are living up to expectations as a postseason contender. In the regular season, last season’s Conference semi-finalists rank sixth in the Western Conference. They’re 28-26 this year and sit third in the Pacific Division after 54 games.
Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, and Landry Shamet are all carrying injuries going into the latest Phoenix Suns game.
Detroit Pistons VS Phoenix Suns H2H history
The Phoenix Suns bagged a 108-102 win over the Detroit Pistons in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Footprint Center in November 2022. The total has gone under 226.0 points in nine of the last ten meetings between the Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Detroit Pistons managed 109.5 points on average per game, while the Phoenix Suns put 108.3 points on board.