Nets visit Pistons in hoops battle
Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The visiting Nets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at The Palace of Auburn Hills against the Pistons.
The Pistons bring a 18-31 record (23-26 ATS) to the battle against the 28-20 Nets, who are 21-25-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 23-25-1 so far and the Nets go 21-27. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons - Nets odds would favor the Pistons if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nets sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-93 win for the Nets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 7-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 24 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.6 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 95.4 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring on their home court.
Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 92-83 result against the Lakers on February 5. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Brooklyn got 30 points from Brook Lopez en route to a 92-83 loss at the hands of Brooklyn on Tuesday at Barclays Center.
The Pistons were a 99-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jose Calderon scored 15 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 99-85 to New York at Madison Square Garden on Monday).
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing New York are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Nets at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games on the road
Brooklyn is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Brooklyn at Washington, Friday, February 8
Detroit home to San Antonio, Friday, February 8