In this multi-conference battle, two teams coming off opposite results in their latest matchups are clashing, when the Detroit Pistons (22-29), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the Denver Nuggets (37-15), who on the other hand have lost only once in their last 9 games.

Date/Time: 02-04-2019, 19:00 EDT

Spread: Detroit Pistons +4

Total: +209

Detroit Pistons have a 22-29 record (22-27-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the East. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Clippers with a 101-111 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Blake Griffin with 26.2 ppg, adding 8.2 boards and a team high 5.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Andre Drummond with 16.6 ppg and a team high 14.9 boards per game.

Denver Nuggets have a 37-15 record (29-23 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the West. They have won eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Timberwolves with a 107-106 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by by Nikola Jokic with 20.2 ppg, adding team highs both in dimes made with 7.7 and in boards grabbed with 10.5 per game. He is followed by Jamal Murray with 18.5 ppg, 4.4 boards and 4.9 dimes per game but he is out with an injury.

Nuggets won both meetings against the Pistons last season (at home by 7 points and on the road by 19). Pistons have a 14-13 home record, while the Nuggets are 14-11 on the road. Nuggets are better both offensively, scoring 111.9 ppg to Pistons’ 105.5 and defensively, allowing 106.1 ppg to Pistons’ 108.3. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47.2% to 43.3%) and in 3-pointers (35.7% to 32.2). Nuggets are better in dimes made (27.4 to 22.1), in turnovers committed (12.8 to 13.9) and in boards grabbed (46.6 to 45.4). Nuggets are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.

Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction: Denver Nuggets -4 (-107)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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