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Pistons open as NBA underdog vs Nets

Detroit PistonsNew Jersey Nets
Feb 8, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Detroit Pistons vs New Jersey Nets Odds

6-20TEAM RECORD8-18

Detroit pays a visit to New Jersey on Wednesday, hoping to send the Nets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Prudential Center.

This season the Nets are 8-18 overall and 12-14 ATS against the number, while the Pistons are 6-20 and 9-16-1 ATS. As for the totals, New Jersey is 15-11 on the OU, and Detroit is 13-13.

View Detroit vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Nets as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 184.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nets, currently No. 27 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 86-84 victory for the Nets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 23-ranked offense (92.5 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 18 at 95.9 PPG. The Nets have averaged 42.2% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.7 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

The Pistons were an 89-87 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of OVER bettors. New Orleans was victimized for 24 points and 16 rebounds by Greg Monroe as the Pistons defeated the Hornets 89-87 in NBA action on Saturday.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 108-87 loser at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New Jersey was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Chicago and falling 108-87 at Prudential Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 2-8
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pistons at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Jersey's last 10 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to New Jersey, Friday, February 10
New Jersey at Detroit, Friday, February 10

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