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Pistons visit Nuggets in hoops battle

Detroit PistonsDenver Nuggets
Nov 6, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets Odds


The Denver Nuggets host Detroit on Tuesday, looking to build on their 0-3 mark against the 0-3 Pistons in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

Denver will face the 0-3 Pistons, who own a 1-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 1-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pistons are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View Detroit vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Denver opened as 9.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 196.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 27 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 88-83 victory for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 93.3 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 21 at 101.7 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 40.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 100 points per game when playing on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.

The Pistons were a 108-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. Detroit was run off the court by the Lakers on Sunday as Los Angeles blasted them 108-79 at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 119-116 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Nuggets covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 235 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nuggets got a 22-point performance from Kenneth Faried, who added 12 rebounds, but Miami still ran past Denver 119-116 on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Pistons at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Denver
Detroit is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Denver is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Sacramento, Wednesday, November 7
Denver at Houston, Wednesday, November 7