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Wizards vs Pistons Betting Preview

Detroit PistonsWashington Wizards
16-23January 18, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center19-19

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Detroit when they hit take on the Wizards on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

This season the Wizards are 19-19 overall and 20-17-1 ATS against the number, while the Pistons are 16-23 and 17-22 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Washington is 23-15 on the OU, and Detroit is 28-11.

View Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 200.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Pistons taking on the No. 18-rated Wizards in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 92-89 win for the Wizards on Saturday.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 96-93 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got 23 points and 11 assists from John Wall en route to a 96-93 victory over Chicago on Friday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 19-ranked offense (98.29 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 26 at 102.74 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 44.87% from the field per game, more than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.48% on average).

A few Pistons at Wizards trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 22 games on the road
Washington is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Washington is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games when playing Detroit
Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Los Angeles, Monday, January 20th
Washington home to Philadelphia, Monday, January 20th