Two teams fighting for the 8th and final playoff place of the East are clashing today, when the Detroit Pistons (25-29), who have lost only once in their last 5 games, are hosting the Detroit Pistons (24-32), who are looking to extend their current small winning streak.
Date/Time: 02-11-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Detroit Pistons -4
Detroit Pistons have a 25-29 record (25-27-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the East. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against the Knicks with a 120-103 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Blake Griffin with 26.1 ppg, adding 8.1 boards and a team high 5.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Andre Drummond with 17.1 ppg and a team high 14.9 boards per game.
Washington Wizards have a 24-32 record (25-31 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Magic in the 10th place of the East. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Bulls with a 134-125 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Bradley Beal with 25 ppg, adding 5.1 boards and 5.2 dimes per game. He is followed by newcomer Bobby Portis with 20 ppg, adding 9 boards per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once at home (Wizards by 14 points and Pistons by 11). Pistons have a 16-13 home record, while the Wizards are 7-21 on the road. Wizards are better offensively, scoring 113.8 ppg to Pistons’ 106.2 ppg, while Pistons are better defensively, allowing 107.8 ppg to Wizards’ 116.6. Wizards have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 43.6%) and in 3-pointers (34.8% to 33.6%). Pistons on the other hand are better in boards grabbed (45.5 to 40.9), while Wizards are better in dimes made (26.5 to 22.4) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (13.6 to 13.9). Pistons are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the win today.
Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons Prediction: Detroit Pistons -4 (-110)
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