NBA Game Preview - Pistons underdogs vs Nets at Detroit
Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Detroit and Brooklyn on Monday, with the host Pistons trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
The Nets will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 30-34-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pistons are 30-38 ATS. Brooklyn is 29-37 against the total, while Detroit is 33-34-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pistons, currently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nets, who rate No. 16 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-92 victory for the Nets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 12-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 23 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.9 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Brooklyn was a 105-93 loser in its last match at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Joe Johnson scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 105-93 to Atlanta at Barclays Center on Sunday).
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 112-101 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 213 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit got 32 points from Rodney Stuckey en route to a 112-101 loss at the hands of Detroit on Saturday at Rose Garden.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 2-8
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9
A few Nets at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Brooklyn is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Brooklyn is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Brooklyn at Dallas, Wednesday, March 20
Detroit at Miami, Friday, March 22