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Nets Pistons Betting Preview

Detroit PistonsBrooklyn Nets
27-48April 04, 2014, 07:30 | Barclays Center40-34


Brooklyn looks to cover the Nets-Pistons pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 40-34 mark when they host Detroit in NBA action.

Brooklyn battles the Pistons, currently with a 27-48 mark (33-42 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 38-34-2 for the Nets and 50-25 for the Pistons. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The Pistons were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 204.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 7 and the Pistons at No. 27 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 92-90 result in favor of the Nets.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 101-94 result against the Pacers on April 2. The Pistons covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pistons got 24 points from Josh Smith, but it was Indiana that prevailed in a 101-94 final on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Nets were a 110-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brooklyn was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by New York and falling 110-81 at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense (98.53 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 27 at 104.11 PPG. The Nets have averaged 45.65% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.69% on average).

A few Pistons at Nets trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Detroit is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
Brooklyn is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 9 games
Brooklyn is 12-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Boston, Saturday, April 5th
Brooklyn at Philadelphia, Saturday, April 5th