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Wizards vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons
  • Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, March 7th
  • Betting Odds DET +6, WAS -261 | DET +208 O/U OFF

So far, the Wizards have put together an overall record of 30-34, while going 30-32-2 vs the spread. Washington will take the court having lost 2 straight games. The team has an average scoring margin of -6.5 in these matchups.

In their previous game, the Wizards fell to the Bucks. However, going into the game, they were 6 point underdogs, resulting in an ATS push. Washington got off to a slow start, trailing by 11 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Bradley Beal, as he contributed 33 points while hitting 46.9% of his shots.

The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 15-50. So far, the team has gone 29-35-1 against the spread. Detroit will take the court having lost 8 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -8.5 points per game.

Not only did the Pistons drop their last game to the Trail Blazers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 110-104 as 4 point underdogs. Detroit was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Trail Blazers by 6 going into halftime. In the loss, Isaiah Livers led the team in scoring with 17 points on a field goal percentage of 58.3%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Wizards picked up the 120-99 win over the Pistons. The Wizards point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 6.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Wizards averaged 109.5 points per game vs the Pistons. Just like the Wizards, the Pistons maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 105.0 points per game vs Washington. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Wizards have averaged 111 points per game compared to 103 for Detroit. This has led to an ATS record of 3-2 for Washington. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 214 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Wizards come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 113.1 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Wizards are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.3 per contest. So far, the Wizards offensive game plan has revolved around working the ball inside, as despite being a below-average team in pace they are 12th in made 2-point field goals per game.

Defensively, Washington has had its problems giving up an average of 112.0 points per game (16th).

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Kyle Kuzma, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Kuzma leads the team in scoring at 21.4 points per game while Porzingis is 2nd at 22.8. For the season, Kuzma is 38th in the NBA in usage rate and 175th in player efficiency. Behind him, Porzingis has taken 17.7% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 48.9%.

The Pistons come into today’s game as the 27th ranked scoring offense at 111.3 points per game. So far, the Pistons are averaging 100.0 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Detroit is just 21st in shots made inside the arc.

On defense, the Pistons will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 22nd ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Without Bojan Bogdanovic, Detroit will need Jaden Ivey to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Washington today. This season, Bogdanovic leads the team in scoring with 21.6 points per game. Ivey is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 15.2 points per game, which places him 87.0th in the NBA. In his 60 games, he has hit 41.7% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 3.9 rebounds per game.

Wizards vs Pistons Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +6
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF