Detroit Pistons Gameday: Odds, streams, how to watch Suns game

Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

PistonPowered will provide the day of every game an info sheet to help on bets involving the Detroit Pistons, as well as general information on the game for non-bettors.

Online sports betting became legal in Michigan on Friday, January 22, 2021. We know law-abiding citizens were waiting until this day to finally place a wager on the Detroit Pistons.

For those just starting out on placing bets, here is a guide, courtesy of Free Press.

Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns: Streaming and TV , Radio information

Tip-off: 9:00 p.m. ET
Site: Phoenix Suns Arena
TV:  Fox Sports Detroit-Plus, Fox Sports Arizona
Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket (WXYT), KMVP-FM 98.7/KSUN 1300 AM
Streams: Fox Sports Go, NBA League Pass, or on
Last time out: The Pistons (5-16) lost on Tuesday to the Utah Jazz, 117-105, but were within four with two minutes to go. Detroit beat the Suns, 110-105, in overtime at Little Caesars Arena.

Phoenix (11-9) was crushed by the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-101, on Wednesday.

Pistons-Suns Betting Odds

Line: Pistons +8

Over/under: 214

Moneylines: Pistons +270, Suns -300

ATS (Against the Spread): Pistons 11-9-1, Suns 11-9

ATS splits: Pistons 4-5-1 on the road; Suns 4-4 at home

Over/Under splits: Pistons 8-2 on the road; Jazz 4-4 at home

*All lines and betting information provided by The Action Network.

Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns: Injury report

The Detroit Pistons will be missing Jahlil Okafor with a sore knee. Wayne Ellington is questionable with a right calf strain.  Of course, Killian Hayes remains out with a torn labrum. With the Lakers the next day, expect Derrick Rose or Blake Griffin, or both, to sit this one out.

The Suns will be without Ty-Shon Alexander (in G-League), Dario Saric (left ankle sprain) and Cameron Payne (right foot sprain. Jae Crowder is doubtful with right foot soreness and Abdel Nadar is questionable with left ankle soreness.

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Pistons odds against Phoenix Suns on  Friday

Detroit Pistons: They are coming off a competitive game against the hottest team in the NBA, the Utah Jazz. If they had not let Utah take a 27-point lead in the second half, they might have won it. They should be as rested as any team can be in this compacted schedule, having played just two games in the past six days.

Phoenix Suns: They just got clobbered by a not very good Pelicans team. They should be fired up to show that game was a fluke. Since they had a 5-1 start to the season, the Suns have been very up and down.

Pistons odds best bet: (4-2): The money, so far, is riding with the Pistons. They think Phoenix maybe a tad overrated, and also could be looking ahead to its game with Sunday with Boston.

I would bet the Suns to win the first half. Detroit usually starts out slow, and the Suns will be mad after being crushed by New Orleans. Of course, you can always take the points and the Pistons (maybe go with alternative points, like a +12) as they rarely lose by more than 10 points.

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You never like to play team right after they had a bad performance, which the Phoenix Suns just had. It should be a competitive game but, if Ellington is out, that has shown to throw a wrench in the Pistons offense. Not a game I like either way, honestly.