In a battle of two struggling Eastern Conference teams, the 9-52 Pistons will host the 25-37 Nets at 7:00 ET. Brooklyn is favored by 2.5 points at Bovada and is currently 11th in the East, while Detroit has lost three straight and is 14th in the conference.

BSDE will have the TV coverage for this game, which will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Taking a Look at the Nets Chances in Detroit

Today, the Nets are favored by 2.5 points on the road against the Pistons. This season, Brooklyn has been favored in 20 of their 62 games, going 14-6 in those games. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +9.2 points per game.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 29-33, and their games have averaged a combined 226.1 points per game. The over has hit in their last two games, and today’s line is set at 215.

In their most recent game, the Nets defeated the 76ers by a score of 112-107. They were 1-point underdogs going into the game, giving them an ATS win. The O/U line for that game was 212.5.

Currently, the Nets are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-37. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 17-19 and 3-8 against Atlantic Division opponents. On the road, the Nets are 9-19 compared to 16-18 at home.

Heading into their matchup with the Pistons, the Nets are 24th in scoring at 112 points per game. On the road, Brooklyn is averaging 109.8 points per game this season.

When it comes to shooting, the Nets are 26th in field goal percentage at 45%. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 25th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game.

One area where the Nets have excelled is three-point shooting. They are 6th in the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 13.7. However, overall, Brooklyn is 25th in true shooting percentage.

Coming into the game, the Nets’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 15th in the league at 114.1 points per game allowed. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.6% from downtown.

  • Ben Simmons (Out) Back
  • Cameron Johnson (Out) Ankle
  • Cam Thomas (Out) Ankle
  • Day’Ron Sharpe (Questionable) Wrist
  • Dariq Whitehead (Out) Shin

Can Detroit Grab a Win at Home?

In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are currently in 14th place with a record of 9-52. Within the Central Division, they are in 5th place.

Detroit is 8-48 as the underdog this season and has gone 3-56 as the underdog. Today, they are getting 2.5 points as the underdog. In their last three games, they have also been the underdog.

This season, the Pistons have an average scoring differential of -8.9 points per game as the underdog. At home, their average scoring differential is -8.1 PPG.

For the season, Detroit has an ATS record of 30-30, going 13-15 ATS at home and 17-15 ATS on the road. Their O/U record for the season is 32-28-1.

In their most recent game, the Pistons lost to the Heat by a score of 118-110. Detroit covered the spread as 11-point underdogs, and the O/U line for the game was 217.5.

On average, the Pistons’ games have finished with a combined scoring total of 233 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 215, and their games have averaged an O/U line of 230.4 points.

At home, the Pistons are averaging 111.3 points per game this season, which is 26th in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.1 points per game. In terms of pace, Detroit is 9th in the league with an average of 100 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 27th in three-point attempts and 29th in made threes at 11.3 per game. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

So far this season, Detroit has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 18th in the league at 47%. In terms of two-point shooting, the Pistons are 21st in percentage and 8th in made two-point field goals.

Coming into today’s game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 121.0 points per contest. Detroit’s defense is currently forcing 14.7 turnovers per game, which is 29th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 20th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.9 rejections per game.

  • Quentin Grimes (Out) Knee

Nets vs. Pistons Pick

Coming in as the underdogs at +2.5, we have the Pistons as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Pick: Take the Pistons at +2.5

The Total

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 215, and our model predicts the Nets and Pistons to score a combined 216 points. We recommend betting on the over.

Pick: Go Over 215 points (-112)