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Nuggets Pistons Betting Preview

Detroit Pistons Denver Nuggets
25-41 March 19, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center 30-37



The Nuggets will be trying to slam the Pistons on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.

This season the Nuggets are 30-37 overall and 29-37-1 ATS against the number, while the Pistons are 25-41 and 29-37 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Denver is 33-34 on the OU, and Detroit is 45-21.View Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Nuggets in this one, they were listed earlier as -6-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 218.5 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 28 and the Pistons sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 94-93 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

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The Pistons were a 112-104 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (216) made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit got 23 points from Josh Smith but lost anyway 112-104 against the Pacers on Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Nuggets were a 110-100 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (210) made winners of UNDER bettors. Denver got 21 points and 11 rebounds from J.J. Hickson en route to a 110-100 victory over Los Angeles on Monday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 10-ranked offense (103.61 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 27 at 103.7 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 44.62% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.78% on average).

Next up:
Detroit at Phoenix, Friday, March 21st
Denver at Dallas, Friday, March 21st