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Wizards host Pistons in basketball action

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Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Odds

8-21TEAM RECORD3-21

Verizon Center features an NBA battle between the host Washington Wizards and the visiting Detroit Pistons in betting action on Saturday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Wizards are 3-21 so far on the season, and 13-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Pistons, meanwhile, are 8-21 and 12-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 11-13 and the Pistons go 13-16 on the totals.

View Detroit vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wizards were listed as 2-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 185 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wizards rated this week at No. 23 and the Pistons sitting at No. 20. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 91-85 result in favor of the Pistons today.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 12-rated squad against Detroit's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 16 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 5.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

The Wizards were a 100-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (168) made winners of UNDER bettors. Washington was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Detroit and falling 100-68 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pistons at Wizards trends to consider:
Detroit is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit
Washington is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Atlanta, Wednesday, December 26
Washington home to Cleveland, Wednesday, December 26

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