The San Antonio Spurs are in search of their sixth win of the season when they take on the lowly Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Detroit has dropped 32 of its last 33 games, and the team won’t have rising star Cade Cunningahm (out, knee) due to an injury on Wednesday. This is also the second night of a back-to-back for Detroit after it blew a 20-point lead against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.
Can the Spurs, who have won just one of their last nine games, finally get back in the win column?
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Let’s break down the latest odds and my best bet for this matchup:
Spurs vs. Pistons odds, spread and total
Spurs vs. Pistons how to watch
- Date: Wednesday, Jan. 10
- Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
- Venue: Little Caesars Arena
- How to watch (TV): Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Southwest
- Spurs record: 5-30
- Pistons record: 3-34
Spurs vs. Pistons injury reports
San Antonio Spurs injury report
- Charles Bassey – out
- Zach Collins – out
- Sidy Cissoko – out
- Dominick Barlow – questionable
- David Duke Jr. – out
- Mamadi Diakite – questionable
Detroit Pistons injury report
- Malcolm Cazalon – out
- Cade Cunningham – out
- Monte Morris – out
- Jared Rhoden – out
- Stanley Umude – out
- Isaiah Stewart – doubtful
Spurs vs. Pistons key players to watch
San Antonio Spurs
Victor Wembanyama: The No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft is starting to gain momentum for the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award, and he’s done it with a great showing since suffering an ankle injury in late December. Since Dec. 26, Wemby is averaging 22.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.5 blocks in just 24.9 minutes per game.
Bojan Bogdanovic: The veteran Pistons forward really needs to take on a bigger scoring role with Cade Cunningham out, and he did on Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings, scoring 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting. On the season, Bojan is averaging 19.8 points per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from 3-point range.
Spurs vs. Pistons prediction and pick
How can I not bet on San Antonio here?
As bad as the Spurs have been, the Pistons have been worse and now don’t have their best player.
Plus, Detroit has a tough turnaround on the second night of a back-to-back, where the team is just 3-3 against the spread this season losing by an average margin of 7.7 points in those games.
For what it’s worth, the Spurs did win their other game this season as a favorite, and the team has been getting stellar production from Wemby and Devin Vassell, which may be too much for this undermanned Detroit squad.
Sometimes, the simple bet is the right one. Detroit has won one game since the first week of the NBA season. Let’s not overthink this one.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.