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Pistons vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets
  • Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 26th
  • Betting Odds BKN -9, DET +316 | BKN -403 O/U 231.5

The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 12-37. So far, the team has gone 21-27-1 against the spread. Against the Nets, the Pistons are looking to break out of a 4 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -14.25 points.

Detroit is trying to bounce back from a 150-130 loss to the Bucks. Going into this game, the team was 11 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Detroit got off to a slow start, trailing by 28 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Bojan Bogdanovic, as he contributed 33 points while hitting 73.3% of his shots.

So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 29-18, while going 23-23-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Brooklyn has an overall record of 2-1, including going 3-0 against the spread.

Brooklyn will be gunning to get in the win column vs Detroit, as they previously lost to the 76ers by a score of 137-133. However, because they entered as 7 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. In the loss, Brooklyn got off to a slow start, trailing by 10 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Seth Curry, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 55.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Pistons averaged 102.0 points per game vs the Nets. Similar to the Pistons, the Nets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Detroit, the team averaged 114.75 points per game. In terms of betting vs the spread, the Pistons have gone 3-2, but the Nets actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Brooklyn has averaged 116 points per contest, while allowing 105. A combined average of 221 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 49 games, Detroit is averaging 112.4 points per game (24th). In terms of pace, the Pistons are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.3 possessions per game. Yet, they are still a below average group in terms of made shots per game. So far, the Pistons are 27th in fields goals made per contest.

Against the Nets, the Pistons will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 22nd in points allowed.

This season, the Pistons offense has primarily worked through Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 46 games, Bogdanovic is 40th in the NBA at 21.5 points per game. So far, him and Ivey have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.6 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden Ivey is grabbing 4.1 rebounds for Detroit to go along with 4.4 assists.

Through 47 games, the Nets are averaging 114.1 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.2 made 3’s per game. If the Brooklyn offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 28th in made free-throws per game.

Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).

Brooklyn will be relying on Kyrie Irving to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Detroit. Kevin Durant has been ruled out. So far this season, Durant has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 29.7 points per game. Irving is 2nd on the team with 26.8 points per game, which places him 16.0th in the NBA. In 36 games, he has hit 48.7% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 5.1 rebounds per game.

Pistons vs Nets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Nets -9
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 231.5