The Detroit Pistons travel to take on the Washington Wizards in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Pistons are 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 3-36 record, while the Wizards are 14th with a 7-31 record.

The Wizards are favored by 5.5 points in this game and have a moneyline of -232. The Pistons are +185 on the moneyline. The over/under line for total points scored is set at 240.5.


The Pick: Detroit Pistons +5.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 3:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 108-107 in favor of the Wizards.
  • Our projections have Kyle Kuzma finishing with Kyle Kuzma points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Wizards finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.9% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can the Pistons Offense Score Enough on the Road?

The Pistons have lost their last seven games and are 3-36 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 15th place and are 5th in the Central Division.

On the road, the Pistons are 9-11 ATS and have an ATS record of 15-23 overall. As the underdog, they are 3-33 straight-up and 15-20 vs. the spread. Today, they are 5.5-point underdogs.

Detroit’s O/U record for the season is 24-14-1, and their games have averaged 234 points per game. In their last game vs. the Rockets, they covered the spread as 9-point underdogs in a 112-110 loss. The O/U line for that game was 225.5.

So far this season, the Pistons have been the underdog in all but three of their games. In those games, they are 0-3 straight-up and 3-33 vs. the spread. As the underdog, their average scoring margin is -11.4 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Pistons lost to the Rockets by a score of 112-110. The O/U line for that game was 225.5, and they covered the spread (+9).

This season, the Pistons have been one of the most up-tempo teams in the NBA, ranking 7th in pace at 100.5 possessions per game. However, their scoring output has been below the league average in 76.9% of their games.

So far, Detroit is averaging 111.3 points per game, which is 26th in the league. On the road, they have been slightly better, scoring 112.4 points per game.

When it comes to their shooting, the Pistons are 17th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of their three-point shooting, they are last in the NBA in both three-pointers made per game (10.6) and three-point shooting percentage (34%).

Coming into the game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 122.7 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 74.4% of their games. Detroit’s defense is currently forcing 15.5 turnovers per game, which is 30th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 17th in blocked shots, with an average of 5 rejections per game.

Is a Home Win Possible for Washington?

In their last game, the Wizards were 7.5-point underdogs against the Hawks, but they won by a score of 127-99. The O/U line for that game was 248 points.

Washington’s ATS record is 18-20 for the season, and they have covered the spread in their last three games. On the road, they are 13-9 ATS compared to 5-11 ATS at home.

This season, the Wizards have been favored in just one game, and they are 0-1 straight-up in those games. As the favorite, their scoring margin is -7 points per game, while they are 7-30 as the underdog (-9.8 scoring margin).

The Wizards are 7-31 overall this season, which is 14th in the Eastern Conference. In the Southeast Division, they are 5th. Today’s O/U line of 240.5 is just below their season average of 241.7.

On the season, the Wizards have an over/under record of 20-18, and their last two games have gone under the O/U line. In their games this season, the average combined scoring is 240.7 points.

At 115.5 points per game, the Wizards are 16th in the NBA in scoring. However, they have been better at home, averaging 116.6 points per game compared to 114.7 on the road (14th).

Washington leads the NBA in pace at 102.6 possessions per game. This has led to them being 1st in two-point attempts and 7th in two-point makes. Overall, the Wizards are shooting 47% from the field (12th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 18th in makes (12.3 per game) and 15th in attempts. Their three-point percentage is 35%, which is 22nd in the league.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Wizards is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 125.2 points per game (30th). On two point field goal attempts, the Wizards’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.0% and allowing 37.8% from beyond the arc.