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March 12, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets Odds

23-43TEAM RECORD38-27

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Detroit when they hit take on the Nuggets on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

The Nuggets are 38-27 so far on the season, and 31-31-3 ATS vs. the number. The Pistons, meanwhile, are 23-43 and 36-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 32-32-1 and the Pistons go 36-30 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Pistons before tip-off in this one will find them as 8.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 209.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nuggets at No. 9 and the Pistons at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-98 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 107.4 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 16 at 100 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.2 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 104-94 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pistons endured a 104-94 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Friday, despite a 20-point effort from Richard Hamilton at Ford Center.

Denver was a 116-97 winner in its last match on the road against the Suns. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 213 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nuggets grabbed a 116-97 win over the Suns on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Nene Hilario at US Airways Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Pistons at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Denver
Detroit is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Toronto, Wednesday, March 16
Denver at New Orleans, Monday, March 14

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