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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: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds DET +6.5, WAS -239 | DET +195 O/U 236.0
The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 24-26. So far, the team has gone 24-25-1 against the spread. Washington has posted an average scoring differential of 11.33 points per game across their currrent 6 game win streak.
The Wizards will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 127-106. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Washington put together a strong second half, as they only held a 8 point lead going into halftime. In the win, Deni Avdija led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 83.3%.
The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 13-39. So far, the team has gone 23-28-1 against the spread. Today, the Pistons will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -4.5 points per contest.
Detroit will be gunning to get in the win column vs Washington, as they previously lost to the Mavericks by a score of 111-105. However, because they entered as 10 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Detroit went on to lose the game despite leading by 4 heading into halftime. In the loss, Bojan Bogdanovic led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I 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. In terms of betting, Washington has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Detroit. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +8 points per game in favor of the Wizards. In these contests, they averaged a combined 214 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 50 games, Washington is averaging 113.0 points per game (19th). Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.2 made 3’s per game. If Washington continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 18th in the league in possessions per game.
Against the Pistons, the Wizards will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 16th in points allowed.
Power-Foward Kyle Kuzma currently leads the Wizards at 21.8 points per game. For the season, he is 36th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.8% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Kuzma is averaging 7.6 boards and 3.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 30th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Kristaps Porzingis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 42 games, he is averaging 22.0 and is 38th in the league in player efficiency rating.
This season, the Detroit offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 112.6 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.8 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 1st, with an average of 21.1 made free-throws per game.
Defensively, Detroit has had its problems giving up an average of 112.55 points per game (22nd).
On offense, Bojan Bogdanovic leads the Pistons in scoring at 21.4 points per game, placing him 40th in the NBA. Overall, Bogdanovic has hit 48.7% of his shots while accounting for 16.8% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 1st in points allowed to power-fowards. At 15.1 points per game, Jaden Ivey is the 2nd leading scorer for the Pistons. For the season, he is 274th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 41.5%.
Wizards vs Pistons Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 236.0