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Wizards open as NBA underdog vs Pistons

Washington WizardsDetroit Pistons
Feb 12, 6:00 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons Odds

5-22TEAM RECORD8-20

The visiting Wizards hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at The Palace of Auburn Hills against the Pistons.

Supporters of the Wizards have seen them go 5-22 and 8-19 ATS so far this season, while the Pistons are at 8-20 and 11-16-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Pistons are 15-13, while the Wizards are 12-15.

View Washington vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Pistons sat as 7-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 191.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pistons, currently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Wizards, who rate No. 28 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 85-83 victory for the Pistons.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 28-ranked offense (87.5 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 27 at 100.2 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 43.2% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (42% on average).

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.2 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington lost its last outing, a 106-89 result against the Heat on February 10. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total. JaVale McGee poured in 24 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds in a losing cause for Washington on Friday, as the Heat rolled to a 106-89 victory over Washington at Verizon Center.

The Pistons were a 109-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pistons got 20 points from Jonas Jerebko as Detroit ran past New Jersey 109-92 on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Wizards at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Portland, Tuesday, February 14
Detroit home to San Antonio, Tuesday, February 14

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