Two teams fighting for the sixth place of the Eastern Conference are clashing today, when the Brooklyn Nets (35-33), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the red-hot Detroit Pistons (34-31), who have lost only once in their last 9 games.
Date/Time: 03-11-2019, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Brooklyn Nets -2
Brooklyn Nets have a 35-33 record (36-32 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 7th place of the East. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Hawks with a 114-112 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by D’Angelo Russell with 20.4 ppg, adding a team high 6.8 dimes per game. He is followed by Spencer Dinwiddie with 17.3 ppg and 5 dimes per game.
Detroit Pistons have a 34-31 record (32-30-2 against the spread) so far this season currently sit in the 6th place of the East. They have won eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they won at home against the Bulls with a 108-131 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Blake Griffin with 25.3 ppg, adding 7.8 boards and a team high 5.4 dimes per game. He is followed by Andre Drummond with 17.6 ppg and a team high 15.2 boards per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once at home (Nets by one in overtime and Pistons by 3). Nets have a 20-16 home record, while the Pistons are 13-18 on the road. Nets are better offensively, scoring 112 ppg to Pistons’ 107.8, while Pistons are better defensively, allowing 107.8 ppg to Nets’ 112.3. Nets have better percentages both in field goals (45.1% to 44.4%) and in 3-pointers (35.3% to 34.8%). They are better in boards grabbed (45.9 to 45.3) and in dimes made (23.9 to 22.5), while Pistons are better in turnovers committed (13.4 to 14.4). Nets are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction: Brooklyn Nets -2 (-110)
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