The NBA action continues with a nine-game slate on Wednesday, February 1, and here you can get the best Wizards vs. Pistons betting pick and odds.
Washington is looking for the seventh consecutive win when they visit Detroit at Little Caesars Arena. The Wizards are -5.5 favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 235 points. These conference rivals have met once this season, and the Wizards won 120-99 in Washington.
Wizards defeated the Spurs on the road
The Washington Wizards (24-26, 24-23-3 ATS) are going through their best period of the season and are playing their best basketball. The Wizards are on a six-game winning streak; interestingly, five of those came on the road including the last four. Washington didn’t have problems with the San Antonio Spurs and secured a comfortable 127-106 victory. They kept the Spurs to below 20 points in two quarters and shot 55.8% from the floor, making 16 three-pointers opposite San Antonio’s seven. The Wizards will conclude their five-game road trip with this game against Detroit on Wednesday.
Deni Avdija led the Wizards in a win over San Antonio with 25 points and team-high nine rebounds. Bradley Beal added 21 points, seven boards, team-high seven assists, and two blocks, Kristaps Porzingis contributed 17 points, nine rebounds, seven dishes, game-high five blocks, and game-high three thefts, while Kyle Kuzma finished with 16 points and six boards.
C Daniel Gafford (illness) and SF Anthony Gill (quarantine) are questionable to face Detroit on Wednesday.
Pistons couldn’t handle Luka Doncic
The Detroit Pistons (13-39, 22-27-3 ATS) lost ten of the previous 12 games and lost to both teams from Texas in the last two. After losing to the Houston Rockets at home, the Pistons fell short of the Dallas Mavericks 111-105 on the road. Detroit couldn’t stop Luka Doncic, who poured 53 points, while the Pistons shot 45.6% from the field. The Pistons will spend the next four games at home.
Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pistons with 29 points and five rebounds. Saddiq Bey chipped in 18 points, five boards, and game-high three steals, while Jaden Ivey scored 14 points. Dallas, on the other hand, had just two players in double figures, but Doncic was unstoppable.
PF/C Marvin Bagley III (hand) and PG Cade Cunningham (shin) are out indefinitely. SG/SF Hamidou Diallo (illness) and PG Cory Joseph (back) are questionable to play on Wednesday against the Wizards.
- 6-0 ATS in the last six games overall
- 5-0 ATS in the last five road games
- 4-0 ATS in the last four games vs. a team with a losing straight-up record
- 3-8 ATS in the last 11 games overall
- 1-8-2 ATS in the last 11 games following an ATS win
- 0-5 ATS in the last five home games
Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons Pick
Washington has all of its key players healthy and the team is playing its best basketball of the season right now, so I have no doubt the Wizards will beat the Pistons on Wednesday. The Wizards have a slightly better offense, but a defense is going to make a difference in this one. Washington allows 113.0 points per game, while Detroit has the second-worst defense in the NBA that surrenders 120.1 ppg. Not only that they are better as a unit, but the Wizards have more individuals who have the ability to singlehandedly tear the Pistons apart.
Pick: Take the Wizards at -5.5 (-110)
Washington has been playing very well offensively of late, but the defense was even better as the Wizards kept the opponents below 107 points in each of their last three games. I am backing them to limit the Pistons to around 110 points and score around 120 in return, and only because of Washington’s improved defense, I am not going to back Over. Under is 7-2 in the last nine H2H meetings; Under is 4-1 in the Wizards’ previous five road games, while Under is 5-2 in the Pistons’ last seven overall.
Pick: Go Under 236.5 points (-130)