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Although the Detroit Pistons were the underdogs at tipoff, they've since taken control of the game. Either squad is in a position to win, but they lead against the Houston Rockets 6-2.

Detroit hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to three points or fewer. Houston is in a similar position to the Pistons as their squad has been held to no more than two points.

this is the first time Houston has ever been down going into the first quarter

Who's Playing

Detroit @ Houston

Current Records: Detroit 16-60; Houston 18-59

What to Know

The Detroit Pistons need to shore up a defense that is allowing 118.57 points per matchup before their game Friday. Their road trip will continue as they head to Toyota Center at 8 p.m. ET to face off against the Houston Rockets. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

Detroit was just a bucket shy of a victory on Wednesday and fell 107-106 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Shooting guard Jaden Ivey (24 points) was the top scorer for the Pistons.

Meanwhile, Houston came up short against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, falling 123-114. Houston's loss came about despite a quality game from point guard Kevin Porter, who had 31 points and six assists in addition to nine boards.

Detroit is expected to lose this next one by 5. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

It was close but no cigar for Detroit as they fell 117-114 to Houston in the teams' previous meeting in January. Can the Pistons avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Toyota Center -- Houston, Texas
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $18.00


The Rockets are a 5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rockets as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Detroit have won eight out of their last 14 games against Houston.

  • Jan 28, 2023 - Houston 117 vs. Detroit 114
  • Dec 18, 2021 - Houston 116 vs. Detroit 107
  • Nov 10, 2021 - Detroit 112 vs. Houston 104
  • Mar 19, 2021 - Detroit 113 vs. Houston 100
  • Jan 22, 2021 - Houston 103 vs. Detroit 102
  • Dec 14, 2019 - Detroit 115 vs. Houston 107
  • Nov 23, 2018 - Detroit 116 vs. Houston 111
  • Nov 21, 2018 - Houston 126 vs. Detroit 124
  • Mar 22, 2018 - Houston 100 vs. Detroit 96
  • Jan 06, 2018 - Detroit 108 vs. Houston 101
  • Apr 07, 2017 - Detroit 114 vs. Houston 109
  • Nov 21, 2016 - Houston 99 vs. Detroit 96
  • Jan 20, 2016 - Detroit 123 vs. Houston 114
  • Nov 30, 2015 - Detroit 116 vs. Houston 105