Thunder vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (37-39) host the Detroit Pistons (16-59) on March 29, 2023 at Paycom Center. The Pistons are underdogs by a 9.5-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is 228.5 points.

How to bet Thunder vs. Pistons

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -487 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +372 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228.5 points.

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Thunder vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Thunder vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Thunder have played 76 games, with 45 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has come away with 14 wins in the 25 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Thunder have eclipsed the over/under in 54.7% of their opportunities this year (41 times over 75 games with a set point total).

In the Pistons’ 75 games this year, they have 32 wins against the spread. Detroit has been the underdog on the moneyline 71 total times this season. Motor City has gone 14-57 in those games. The Pistons have gone over the point total 49.3% of the time this year (37 of 75 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Thunder Leaders
Josh Giddey 71 16.5 7.9 6.2 0.7 0.4 1
Jalen Williams 70 13.9 4.5 3.2 1.4 0.5 1
Luguentz Dort 69 13.7 4.5 2.1 1 0.3 1.9
Isaiah Joe 66 9.7 2.4 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.3
Aleksej Pokusevski 32 8.5 4.9 2 0.6 1.3 1.2


Pistons Leaders
Jaden Ivey 67 15.7 3.9 5 0.8 0.3 1.5
Marvin Bagley III 37 12.1 6.8 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.4
Killian Hayes 69 9.9 2.8 6.2 1.4 0.3 1
James Wiseman 38 9.8 5.7 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.1
Jalen Duren 60 8.9 8.7 1.2 0.6 0.9 0
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Thunder: Lindy Waters: Out (Foot), Kenrich Williams: Out (Wrist), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Ankle)

Pistons: Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Achilles), Rodney McGruder: Out (Illness), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Ankle), Isaiah Stewart: Out (Hip)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City owns a top-five offense this season, ranking fifth-best in the league with 117.6 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranks 20th with 116.5 points allowed per contest. The Thunder average 121.4 points per game when playing at home, compared to 113.8 points per game on the road, a difference of 7.6 points per contest. The Thunder’s offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, scoring 113.7 points a contest compared to the 117.6 they’ve averaged this year.

Oklahoma City is making 12.3 threes per game (13th-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 35.9% three-point percentage (17th-ranked). The Thunder are attempting 58.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.2% of the shots they’ve taken (and 71.7% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 34.1 three-pointers per contest, which are 36.8% of their shots (and 28.3% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

Detroit is the third-worst team in the league in points scored (110.7 per game) and fourth-worst in points allowed (118.7). The Pistons score 112.6 points per game at home, and 108.7 on the road. In their previous 10 games, the Pistons are posting 107 points per contest, compared to their season average of 110.7.

Detroit makes 11.4 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 19th and 23rd, respectively, in the league. The Pistons attempt 62.8% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 71.4% of the Pistons’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 28.6% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Thunder, and we predict that Thunder will cover the spread (Thunder -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 228.5 points.

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You can bet on Thunder vs. Pistons at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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