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Pistons host Nets in basketball action

New Jersey NetsDetroit Pistons
Feb 10, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

New Jersey Nets vs Detroit Pistons Odds


Detroit looks to cover the Pistons-Nets pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 7-20 mark when they host New Jersey in NBA action.

Detroit battles the Nets, currently with a 8-19 mark (12-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-13 for the Pistons and 16-11 for the Nets.

View New Jersey vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Pistons as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 189.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 27-rated Nets taking on the No. 29-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 87-85 win for the Nets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 30-ranked offense (86.7 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 25 at 99.5 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.3 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 99-92 winner as they battled the Nets on the road. The Pistons covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 191 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Greg Monroe scored 20 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Detroit over New Jersey, 99-92, on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Nets at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Jersey's last 11 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 10 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing New Jersey
Detroit is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey home to San Antonio, Saturday, February 11
Detroit home to Washington, Sunday, February 12