Pistons visit Wizards in NBA clash
Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Pistons travelling to Washington Wednesday to face the Wizards on Wednesday.
The Wizards sport records of 18-37 and 35-19-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pistons sit at 22-37 and 27-32 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-33-1 for the Wizards and 28-30-1 for the Pistons. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Wizards and the No. 17-ranked Pistons, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 92-91 result in favor of the Pistons.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 92 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.6 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 99.8 points per game when playing on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 114-103 loser as they battled the Hawks at home. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit got 22 points from Rodney Stuckey but lost anyway 114-103 against the Hawks on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
In their last action, Washington was a 90-84 winner on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Washington got 20 points from Bradley Beal en route to a 90-84 victory over Toronto on Monday at Air Canada Centre.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Pistons at Wizards trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit at New Orleans, Friday, March 1
Washington home to New York, Friday, March 1