At 3:00 ET, the Pistons (3-36) will travel to Washington to take on the Wizards (7-31). The Pistons enter the game on a seven-game losing streak and are 15th in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards are favored by six points and are 14th in the Eastern Conference.
The over/under line for this game is currently sitting at 240.5 points. You can watch this game on MNMT.
DETROIT PISTONS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Pistons +6
This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 3:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.
WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-108 in favor of the Pistons.
- Our projections have Bojan Bogdanovic finishing with Bojan Bogdanovic points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pistons finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.6% and knocking down 12 threes.
Does Detroit Have What it Takes on the Road?
Today, the Pistons are looking to end their 7-game losing streak as they take on the Wizards. This season, Detroit has been the underdog in all but three of their games, going 3-33 as the underdog. As the underdog, they have an average scoring differential of -11.4 points per game.
Detroit’s ATS record for the season is 15-23, including a road ATS record of 9-11. In their last game, they covered the spread (+9) in a 112-110 loss to the Rockets.
In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are currently in 15th place with a record of 3-36. Against other teams in the East, they are 3-20 and 1-7 against their division. On the road, Detroit is 1-19.
So far this season, the average O/U line in Pistons games is 229.2, which is lower than today’s line of 240.5. In their games, Detroit has averaged 234 points per game, and their O/U record for the season is 24-14-1.
In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Rockets by a score of 112-110. The O/U line for that game was 225.5, and Detroit covered the spread (+9).
So far this season, the Pistons have been one of the most aggressive teams in terms of getting to the basket, as they lead the NBA in two-point field goal attempts. However, they have struggled to knock down threes, ranking 28th in three-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are 17th in field goal percentage.
When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 26th in the league at 111.3 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 112.4 points compared to 110.2 at home.
Heading into this game, the Pistons are 7th in the NBA in pace at 100.5 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 14th in the league at 26.2 per game.
Coming into today’s game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 122.7 points per contest. The Pistons defense is coming off a game in which they held the Rockets offense to just 50% shooting. Overall, they gave up 112 points to Houston.
Will Washington Come Through as Home Favorites?
In their 127-99 win over the Hawks, the Wizards easily covered the spread as 7.5-point underdogs. The combined scoring total of 226 was well below the O/U line of 248.
Washington has an overall ATS record of 18-20 and has covered the spread in three straight games. On the road, they are 13-9 vs. the spread compared to 5-11 at home.
Today’s O/U line of 240.5 is just below the Wizards’ season average of 241.7. Their games have averaged a combined 240.7 points, and their last two games have gone under the O/U line.
For the season, the Wizards are 7-31 and are in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. In games vs. the Eastern Conference, they are 5-25 and 2-9 against other teams in the Southeast Division.
As the favorite, the Wizards are 0-1 straight-up and 0-1 vs. the spread. In their other 37 games, they have been the underdog and have gone 7-30 straight-up and 18-19 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the Wizards have been one of the most up-tempo teams in the league, leading the NBA in pace at 102.6 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, Washington is 16th in the league at 115.5 points per game.
When playing at home, the Wizards have averaged 116.6 points per game compared to 114.7 on the road. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.3% of their games.
When it comes to shooting, the Wizards are 12th in the league in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are 10th in two-point field goal percentage at 55%.
Coming into today’s game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 125.2 points per contest. Most recently, the Wizards’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 99 points to the Hawks.