Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 3/7/2024

The Brooklyn Nets (25-37) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (9-52) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. 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 76ers. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Nets Are Coming Off A Win

The Nets clinched a 112-107 win over the 76ers in their previous game. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 57-56, the Nets picked up the win.

In their last five games, the Nets are 3-2 and have an overall record of 25-37. As of now, they are 11th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Atlantic division.

Brooklyn’s ATS record sits below .500 (28-31). The Nets are in the midst of a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 12-8 record against the spread as favorites.

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Cade Cunningham led Detroit with 23 points against the Heat, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 43.8% in the game. Simone Fontecchio 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 118-110.

Coming into their matchup with the Nets, the Pistons have an overall record of 9-52 and are hoping to end their three-game losing streak. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are in 14th place and are 5th in the Central Division.

Detroit comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-30 so far this season. When playing on the road, the Pistons hold an ATS record of 17-15 in contrast to a 13-15 record against the spread when playing at home.

Nets Offense Breakdown

Brooklyn has recorded an average of 112 points per game (24th) throughout 62 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Nets are 24th in the league at 112 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 109.8 points compared to 113.9 at home. Overall, Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.7% of their games.

From beyond the arc, the Nets are 6th in the league in three-point makes at 13.7 per game. They are also 7th in three-point attempts. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36% (15th).

Overall, Brooklyn is 26th in field goal percentage at 45%. In terms of pace, they are 25th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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Through 61 games games, Detroit is averaging 112.1 points per game (23rd).

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are 23rd in the league with 112.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 18th at 47%. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.9% of their games.

Despite being 9th in pace, the Pistons are just 26th in home scoring. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 19th in percentage and 29th in made threes per game. On average, they are making 17.2 free throws per game, which is 18th in the league.

Overall, the Pistons are 8th in two-point field goals made per game. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the league.

Nets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Nets’ defense is giving up an average of 114.1 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 53.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.6% of their three-point attempts.

Pistons Team Defense

So far, the Pistons’ defense is ranked 27th in the league at 121.0 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 14.7 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 20th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Nets And Pistons

For today’s matchup, we project Mikal Bridges to lead the scoring for the Nets, putting up 18 points and shooting at a rate of 7/17. This season, he is averaging 21 points per game along with 4.8 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Cade Cunningham to be the top scorer for the Pistons. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.2%, and his scoring average is 22.2 points per game.

Nets vs Pistons Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 104 points per game.
  • Detroit has a 1-4 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 106 points per game while allowing 113. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Nets have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Nets vs Pistons Prediction

In this Nets vs. Pistons matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Pistons at +2.5. While we project the Nets to win 107-106, our recommendation is to bet on the Pistons for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 215 and given that our model is projecting 213 points between the teams, we like the under.

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