Pistons vs Nuggets Betting Matchup Report
Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Nuggets travelling to Detroit Tuesday to face the Pistons on Tuesday.
The Nuggets will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 11-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Pistons are 10-13 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Denver is 12-9 on the totals; Detroit is 11-12.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Pistons) and the No. 9 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-95 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 21-rated squad against Denver's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 24 in the league with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 6.1 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 103.8 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Denver, they were a 112-106 loser as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nuggets endured a 112-106 loss at the hands of the Knicks on Sunday, despite a 23-point effort from Ty Lawson at Madison Square Garden.
The Pistons were a 104-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit suffered a 104-97 loss against Philadelphia on Monday, getting 22 points from Greg Monroe in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Brooklyn are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Nuggets at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
Detroit is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Denver at Minnesota, Wednesday, December 12
Detroit at Brooklyn, Friday, December 14