The Detroit Pistons (2-26) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (13-15) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Barclays Center. Both the Pistons and Nets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Pistons vs Nets
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pistons is coming off a loss to the Jazz in their latest game, ending with a score of 119-111. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 64-58, the Pistons picked up the win.
Coming into their matchup against the Nets, the Pistons are 2-26 overall and are looking to end their 25 game losing streak. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are 15th and are 5th in the Central division.
Detroit’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 9-18 for the season. Detroit has gone 0-3 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 9-15 when playing as underdogs.
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent matchup, the Nets conveyed a message to the Nuggets with a score of 122-117. the Nets not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +4.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 230 points in which the two teams surpassed.
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Pistons, the Nets are 13-15 overall and are looking to snap their five game losing skid. On the road, the Nets are 5-8 this season while going 8-7 at home.
Against the spread, Brooklyn are currently above .500, at 17-10 ATS. Brooklyn has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 10-4 ATS at home compared to 7-6 on the road.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
Detroit has recorded an average of 109 points per game (28th) throughout 28 games games. 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. However, they have not been able to pair this up-tempo speed with overall scoring efficiency, as they are just 23rd in made field goals per game.
Nets Offense Breakdown
The Nets come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 115.6 points per game. So far, the Nets are averaging 98 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Right now, the Nets offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 15th in effective field goal percentage.
Pistons Team Defense
The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 25 in the league, allowing an average of 120.7 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.7% and allowing 37.7% from beyond the arc.
Nets Team Defense
At this time, the Nets’ defense is positioned 19 in the NBA, permitting 115.5 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 52.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.0% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Pistons And Nets
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Cade Cunningham is set to be the main scorer for the Pistons, recording 14 points and shooting 5/11 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.4 points per game, along with 4 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Cam Thomas as the leading scorer for the Nets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 15 while also collecting 2 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.1% and is averaging 24.1 points per contest.
Pistons vs Nets Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Detroit has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-10 while averaging 108 points per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Nets have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 4-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 115 points per game in these contests.
- As the betting underdog, the Pistons have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Detroit posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
- Brooklyn has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Nets vs. Nets game, our recommendation is to take the Pistons at +9.5. Despite our model showing the Nets winning 107-106, we like Pistons as our point-spread pick.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 233 and our model has the Pistons and Nets finishing with a combined 213 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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