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Pistons vs. Thunder odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, April 1 predictions from proven computer model

Written by on April 2, 2022

The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Detroit Pistons at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at the Paycom Center. The Thunder are 22-54 overall and 10-28 at home, while Detroit is 21-56 overall and 8-30 on the road. Detroit is on a 10-game losing streak against Western Conference opponents. 

Detroit is favored by five points in the latest Thunder vs. Pistons odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 221. Before entering any Pistons vs. Thunder picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 24 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 83-51 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Thunder vs. Pistons. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Thunder vs. Pistons:

  • Thunder vs. Pistons spread: Thunder +5
  • Thunder vs. Pistons over-under: 221 points

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What you need to know about the Thunder

Oklahoma City comes into this game having dropped 12 of its last 14 contests. The Thunder opened their final four-game homestand of the regular season with a 136-118 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday night. They have now lost 12 of their last 13 games at home. 

The Thunder are only going to have eight players available for the third consecutive game, as there are more players on the injury report (nine) than active. Among those injured are their top five scorers, as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Josh Giddey, Darius Bazley and Tre Mann are all sidelined. Despite the injuries, Oklahoma City has covered the spread in seven of its last eight games. 

What you need to know about the Pistons

Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak with an improbable win on Thursday night, notching a 102-94 win over Philadelphia. The Pistons were 9.5-point underdogs, but Saddiq Bey scored 10 of his 20 points in the final five minutes of the game to lead his team to a win. Rookie point guard Cade Cunningham poured in 27 points. 

The Pistons are without leading scorer Jerami Grant, who is out for the remainder of the season with a calf injury. Cunningham is the second-leading scorer, averaging 17.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Detroit has covered the spread at a 16-2-2 clip over its last 20 games. 

How to make Pistons vs. Thunder picks

The model has simulated Thunder vs. Pistons 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Pistons vs. Thunder? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks. 

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