Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The Pistons hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Thursday as the Wizards pay a visit to The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA betting action.
The Pistons bring a 20-33 record (26-26-1 ATS) to the battle against the 12-42 Wizards, who are 20-33-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 28-25 so far and the Wizards go 24-30.
Oddsmakers opened the Pistons as 7.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 999.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Pistons) and the No. 28 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 89-88 result in favor of the Pistons is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 28-ranked offense (90.1 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 26 at 100.2 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, less than the Wizards have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 101 points per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 109-96 loser as they battled the Pacers at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Wizards wasted a 28-point performance from Jordan Crawford as Indiana ran past them 109-96 on Wednesday at Verizon Center.
The Pistons were a 102-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pistons got a 22-point performance from Greg Monroe, who added 11 rebounds as Detroit ran past Orlando 102-95 on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 1-9
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Wizards at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 13 games
Washington is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Washington is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Detroit is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington at New Jersey, Friday, April 6
Detroit at Atlanta, Friday, April 6