The Spurs are coming off consecutive wins over the LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center and scored 138 in the latter matchup on 18-for-39 shooting from the outside. Keita Bates-Diop had the game of his life against the Lakers, scoring 30 points on a perfect 11-of-11 shooting in San Antonio's blowout win.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons are just 5-26 and have won only once since November 17th. Still, they had a near comeback win against Miami behind 28 points from former Spur Trey Lyles on Thursday. They're expected to be short-handed, with an extended list of players out for health and safety protocols while Jerami Grant is still out with a thumb injury. Others missing the game will include Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, and Isaiah Stewart.
San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 11 point favorites against the Pistons.
Detroit Pistons: +375
San Antonio Spurs: -500
The over/under for the matchup is 211.0. The Spurs are averaging 110.7 points per game this season while the Pistons are averaging 100.5.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Pistons Prediction
On paper, anything other than a blowout for the Spurs would be a disappointment. Still, no NBA team is just going to lay down and die, and no professional team exists without some pride. The Pistons were already bad before being stricken with a COVID-19 outbreak, so San Antonio shouldn't struggle too much to put this team away. Then again, I've thought that with some previous matchups.
I think the Pistons stay in this one for a half, but the Spurs' superior talent should prove too much in the second.
Spurs 116, Pistons 104
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
The game will air on Bally Sports Southwest and Bally Sports Detroit. Tip off is set for 7 pm ET.
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs host two more games before hitting the road on New Year's Eve.
Dec. 27 vs. Jazz
Dec. 29 vs. Heat
Dec. 31 @ Grizzlies