Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons - NBA Prediction

NBA Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 12/26/2023

The Brooklyn Nets (14-15) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (2-27) on Tuesday, December 26th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena. The Nets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Nets vs Pistons

The Nets Are Coming Off A Win

Mikal Bridges led Brooklyn with 29 points against the Pistons, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 52.3% in the game. The Nets picked up a 126-115 win, and Cam Thomas also added 20 points which was 2nd on the team.

In their most recent five games, the Nets are 1-4 and have an overall record of 14-15. When playing on the road, the Nets are 5-8 this season compared to a 9-7 record at home.

Presently, Brooklyn boasts an ATS record of 18-10, which is above .500 against the spread. Brooklyn has failed to cover the spread in three straight road games and are 7-6 ATS on the road compared to 11-4 at home.

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Nets, Jaden Ivey was the top scorer for the Pistons’ offense, scoring 23 points and shooting 6/11 from the field. Cade Cunningham put up 22 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Detroit ended up losing the game with a final score of 126-115.

As they prepare to face the Nets, the Pistons are 2-27 this season. When looking at their home and road records, the Pistons are 1-13 at home and 1-14 on the road.

Detroit has an overall ATS record of 9-19 as they come into today’s game. This season, Detroit has a 0-3 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 9-16 when playing as underdogs.

Nets Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Nets’ offense is rated 12th in the league in scoring, averaging 116 points per contest. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.4 made 3’s per game. If the Nets offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

This season, the Detroit offense is ranked 28th in the NBA in scoring at 109.2 points per game. When looking at the Pistons pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 100.1. Even though the team adopts an up-tempo pace, there is room for improvement in their scoring efficiency, as they rank 22nd in the league in terms of overall field goal percentage, currently at 52%.

Nets Team Defense

Brooklyn’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 115.5 points per game.

The Brooklyn defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Brooklyn.

Pistons Team Defense

At present, the Pistons’ defense is ranked 26, allowing 120.9 points per game.

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.

Key Players For The Nets And Pistons

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Cam Thomas as the primary point contributor for the Nets, finishing with 15 points while maintaining a 5/11 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 23.9 points per game, in addition to 3 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Bojan Bogdanovic to be the top scorer for the Pistons. Our projection has him finishing the game with 14, and he is expected to secure 2 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.5% and is averaging 19.6 points per contest.

Nets vs Pistons Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • Through their last five home games, Detroit has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 0-5 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 2-7-1 while going 0-10 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Nets have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.


Nets vs Pistons Prediction


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.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 232.5, and our model predicts the Nets and Pistons to score a combined 217 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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