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NBA odds preview - Pistons vs. Wizards

Detroit PistonsWashington Wizards
April 5, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Odds

26-50TEAM RECORD20-56

The visiting Pistons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Wizards.

The Wizards currently sports a record of 20-56, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-47 ATS. The Pistons are 26-50 and 41-35 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 32-42-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 41-35 against the number.

View Detroit vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pistons are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pistons will win this game 95-92.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 96.9 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 16 at 100.2 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 99.6 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in home scoring.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 101-90 loser as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 191 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Will Bynum scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Pistons to victory (they lost 101-90 to Boston at TD Garden on Sunday).

In their last action, Washington was a 97-91 winner on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 8–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Andray Blatche scored 25 points and chipped in with 17 rebounds for Washington on Sunday, leading the Wizards to a 97-91 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 1-9
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Pistons at Wizards trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington's last 19 games

Next up:
Detroit home to New Jersey, Wednesday, April 6
Washington at Indiana, Wednesday, April 6