The Pistons are 4.5-point underdogs in this Eastern Conference matchup against the Wizards. Detroit comes into this game with a record of 12-61 and has lost eight straight games. Washington is 14-59 and favored by 4.5 points at home.

This game will tip-off at 7:00 ET and will be played at the Capital One Arena in Washington. The over/under line for this game is 227.5 points. You can watch this game on MNMT.


The Pick: Washington Wizards -4.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-104 in favor of the Wizards.
  • Our projections have Kyle Kuzma finishing with Kyle Kuzma points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Wizards finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.6% and knocking down 9 threes.

Do the Pistons Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

In their last game, the Pistons lost to the Timberwolves by a score of 106-91. The O/U line for that game was 217 points, and Detroit covered the spread as 16.5-point underdogs.

Detroit is 12-61 this season and has lost eight straight games. As the underdog, they are 9-57 this season and 33-32 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are 4.5-point underdogs.

In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Pistons are 9-37 compared to 3-24 against non-conference opponents. This puts them in 15th place in the East.

This season, Detroit has an average scoring differential of -10.6 points per game on the road. Their ATS record on the road is 18-17, and they are 5-30 straight up.

On average, Detroit’s games have finished with 230.8 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 227.5. The Pistons have an O/U record of 36-36-1 this season.

The Pistons are ranked 21st in three-point shooting, hitting 34% of their attempts. They are also 29th in three-point makes per game at 11.1. In terms of overall scoring, Detroit is 25th at 110.8 points per game.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Pistons are 21st in field goal percentage at 46%. They are 10th in two-point makes but 27th in three-point attempts.

On the road, Detroit is averaging 111.2 points per game compared to 110.5 at home. In terms of pace, the Pistons are 7th at 99.8 possessions per game.

On defense, the Pistons are ranked 26th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 64.4% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pistons are forcing 14.8 per game, which is 29th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 22nd in blocked shots at 4.7 per game.

Is It the Wizards Game to Lose at Home?

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Wizards are currently in 14th place with a record of 14-59. Against other teams in the East, they are 10-36 compared to 4-23 in non-conference games.

At home, the Wizards are 6-29 this season, and they are favored by 4.5 points in today’s game. As the favorite, they have gone 2-4 straight-up and 1-5 against the spread with an average scoring differential of -3.3 points.

Washington’s most recent game was a 122-119 loss to the Nets. They were 3.5-point underdogs going into the game, and the O/U line was 221.5. The teams combined for 241 points.

This season, the Wizards have an average scoring differential of -9.8 points per game at home. Their ATS record at home is 11-23, and they have covered the spread in two straight games.

On the season, the Wizards have an O/U record of 36-37, and their games have averaged 237.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 227.5 is lower than the team’s season average of 238.3.

Heading into their matchup with the Pistons, the Wizards are the top-ranked team in terms of pace at 102.2 possessions per game. However, they are just 17th in scoring at 113.7 points per game.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 43.8% of their games. At home, they are averaging 113.3 points per game compared to 114.1 on the road.

When it comes to shooting, Washington is 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also 16th in two-point field goal percentage at 54% and 28th in three-point shooting at 34%.

On average, the Washington defense is giving up 123.4 points per game (30th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Washington’s defense is currently forcing 13.6 turnovers per game, which is 22nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 14th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.1 rejections per game.