Set to face off at 7:00 ET, the Pistons welcome a Nets team that is favored by 6.5 points at BookMaker. This matchup features the Pistons, who are among the fastest teams in the league in terms of possessions per game, going up against a Nets team that is near the bottom of the league in the same category.
Can Brooklyn Lock in a Road Win?
Looking to get back above .500, the Nets are 14-15 overall and are looking to beat the Pistons. When playing on the road, the Nets are 5-8 compared to their 9-7 home record.
Brooklyn has an overall ATS record of 18-10 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Brooklyn is 9-2 vs. the spread while going 9-8 as the underdog.
The Nets offense is coming off a game in which they scored 126 points vs. the Pistons. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.3% while connecting on 10 threes. For the season, the Nets offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 27th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.
The Nets’ defense is presently ranked 19 in the league, allowing an average of 115.5 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the Nets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.2% and allowing 37.2% from beyond the arc.
- Ben Simmons (Out) Lower Back
- Lonnie Walker IV (Out) Hamstring
Do the Pistons Have What it Takes at Home?
With a 2-27 overall record, the Pistons are determined to snap their 26-game losing streak as they take on the Nets. When playing Eastern Conference teams, the Pistons are 2-18 and are 0-9 against non-conference opponents.
Detroit currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 9-19 at this point. Detroit has failed to cover the spread in four straight home games and are 3-10 ATS at home compared to 6-9 on the road.
In their latest game, the Pistons offense put up 115 points against the Nets. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 49.4% and made 15 threes. Offensively, the Pistons hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 22nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 30th in terms of percentage and 30th in three-pointers made.
The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 26 in the league, allowing an average of 120.9 points per contest.
So far this season, the Pistons’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 27.1 times per game vs. Detroit.
- Monte Morris (Out) Quadriceps
- Killian Hayes (Probable) Illness
- Isaiah Stewart (Probable) Toe
- Jalen Duren (Probable) Ankle
Nets vs. Pistons Pick
For a point-spread wager in this Nets vs. Pistons game, we suggest taking the Pistons at +6.5. Even though our predictions have the Nets winning 109-108, we see the Pistons as the better choice on the point-spread.
Pick: Take the Pistons at +6.5
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 232.5, and our model projects the Nets and Pistons to reach a combined total of 217 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
Pick: Go Under 232.5 points (-112)