At 7:00 ET, the Pistons will host the Nets at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Brooklyn (-137) is favored by 2.5 points over the Pistons (+114). The over/under line for this Eastern Conference matchup is 215 points.

The Nets (25-37) are 11th in the East and 4th in the Atlantic Division. Detroit (9-52) is 14th in the East and 5th in the Central Division. The Pistons have lost three straight games.


The Pick: Detroit Pistons +2.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 107-106 in favor of the Nets.
  • Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with Mikal Bridges points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nets finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.9% and knocking down 10 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Nets?

Today, the Nets are favored by 2.5 points against the Pistons. This season, Brooklyn has been favored in 20 of their 62 games and has a record of 14-6 in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 12-8 against the spread.

In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are currently in 11th place with a record of 25-37. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 17-19 and 3-8 against division opponents. In non-conference games, they are 8-18.

On the road, the Nets are 9-19 straight up and 10-18 against the spread. Their ATS record for the season is 28-31. On average, they are being outscored by 7.1 points per game on the road.

In their last game, the Nets defeated the 76ers by a score of 112-107. They were 1-point underdogs going into the game and covered the spread. The O/U line for the game was 212.5.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 29-33, and their games have averaged 226.1 points per game. The over has hit in their last two games and in 57 of their 62 games this season.

On the season, the Nets are 24th in the league in scoring at 112 points per game. They have been even worse on the road, averaging 109.8 points per game.

So far, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 25th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, Brooklyn is 26th in field goal percentage at 45%. However, they are one of the league’s best three-point shooting teams, ranking 6th in made threes per game at 13.7.

On defense, the Nets come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 114.1 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 105 points per contest (10th). Most recently, the Nets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 107 points to the 76ers.

Can the Pistons Offense Score Enough at Home?

As 2.5-point underdogs, the Pistons will be looking to end their three-game losing streak. Their most recent loss came against the Heat, where they covered the spread as 11-point underdogs in a 118-110 loss.

This season, the Pistons have an ATS record of 30-30, including 13-15 at home and 17-15 on the road. As the underdog, they are 29-26 ATS and have gone 8-48 straight-up as the underdog.

In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are currently 14th with a record of 9-52. Against other teams in the East, they are 6-31 and 2-12 against Central Division opponents. Overall, they are 3-21 in non-conference games.

Detroit’s O/U record for the season is 32-28-1, and their games have averaged a combined 233 points. Today’s O/U line of 215 is lower than all but one of their previous games.

At home, the Pistons are averaging 111.3 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.1 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, Detroit is 19th in three-point shooting percentage at 35% and 29th in made threes per game.

When it comes to their pace, the Pistons are 9th in the league at 100 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Detroit is 18th in the NBA at 47%.

So far, the Pistons have outscored the NBA average in just 27.9% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the league at 26.4 per game.

On defense, the Pistons come into the game ranked 27th in the league in points allowed at 121.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 113.7 points per contest (1st). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pistons are forcing 14.7 per game, which is 29th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.