Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs Detroit Pistons 3/31/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs Detroit Pistons 3/31/23
Fri 31st March 2023

The Detroit Pistons (16-60, 7-30 Away) head to face the Houston Rockets (18-59, 12-26 Home) on Friday in a clash of teams hoping to snap losing runs. Detroit was edged out by the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-106 at Paycom Center on Wednesday, their seventh consecutive loss.

Jaden Ivey had a standout performance in defeat with 24 points and nine assists. The Pistons are 15th in the Eastern Conference. Houston dropped their seventh in a row on Wednesday at Barclays Center, falling to the Brooklyn Nets 123-114. Kevin Porter Jr. had 31 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in the losing effort, carrying the team.

The Rockets are the 15th seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Houston will be seeking a season sweep against Detroit after earning the win in the only earlier matchup 117-114 at Little Caesars Arena on January 28. Eric Gordon led the Rockets with 24 points and seven assists.

Alec Burks had 21 points in the loss. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points per game to lead the Pistons in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Jalen Duren is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is dishing 6.1 assists.

Jalen Green (21.9 ppg) and Porter Jr. (18.7) have been the primary providers for the Rockets on offense. Porter Jr. also has doled out 5.8 assists per game. Alperen Sengun has pulled down 8.7 rebounds per game.

The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Toyota Center (5-5). Detroit is looking to avoid a 12th consecutive road defeat this season.

Detroit is 1-9 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -10.0 (105.9-115.9). Houston has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 121.8 points per game on average while scoring only 111.3 (-10.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
James Wiseman: 22.2 | 16.4 | +5.8
Points per game:
Jaden Ivey: 20.8 | 15.8 | +5.0
Rebounds per game:
James Wiseman: 7.8 | 5.9 | +1.9
Jalen Duren: 5.5 | 8.7 | -3.2
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 7.0 | 5.0 | +2.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
KJ Martin: 17.4 | 12.7 | +4.7
Assists per game:
Alperen Sengun: 2.6 | 3.8 | -1.2

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Houston Rockets (-175)

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