The Detroit Pistons (3-36) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (7-31) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. The Wizards are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.
Pistons vs Wizards
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Alec Burks led Detroit with 19 points against the Rockets, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 50% in the game. Kevin Knox II finished 2nd on the team with 19 points, but Detroit ended the game with a 112-110 loss.
Coming into today’s game against the Wizards, the Pistons are 3-36 overall and are looking to snap a seven game losing streak. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are currently ranked 15th and are 5th in the Central Division.
Detroit’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 15-23 for the season. As the favorite this season, Detroit is 0-3 vs. the spread while going 15-20 as the underdog.
The Wizards Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Wizards took down the Hawks by a score of 127-99. The start of the second half saw the Wizards in the lead, at 58-47.
Over their last ten games, the Wizards are 2-8 and come into today’s game vs. the Pistons with a 7-31 overall record. On the road, the Wizards are 4-18 this season compared to 3-13 at home.
Washington’s ATS record sits below .500 (18-20). In their last two road games, Washington has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 13-9 on the road in contrast to 5-11 at home.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
In 39 games games, Detroit has an average of 111.3 points per game (26th).
Despite being 7th in the league in offensive rebounds, the Pistons are 26th in scoring at 111.3 points per game. They are also 30th in three-point shooting, making just 10.6 threes per game.
On the season, Detroit is 17th in field goal percentage at 46%. However, they are 7th in pace at 100.5 possessions per game.
When looking at their scoring splits, the Pistons are averaging 112.4 points on the road compared to 110.2 at home. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 23.1% of their games.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
This season, the Washington offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 115.5 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Wizards are 16th in the NBA at 115.5 points per game. At home, they are averaging 116.6 points compared to 114.7 on the road.
Washington is the league’s top-ranked team in pace at 102.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 12th at 47%.
So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.3% of their games. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 22nd in the league at 35%.
Pistons Team Defense
At this time, the Pistons’ defense is positioned 27th in the NBA, permitting 122.7 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.7% and allowing 38.1% from beyond the arc.
Wizards Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 125.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 76.3% of their games. The Washington defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Washington.
Key Players For The Pistons And Wizards
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Bojan Bogdanovic will be the primary scorer for the Pistons, with 19 points and going 7/14 from the field. This season, he is averaging 19.8 points per game along with 3.7 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma to be the top scorer for the Wizards. Our projection has him finishing the game with 20, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46%, and his scoring average is 22.4 points per game.
Pistons vs Wizards Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Detroit has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 0-10 while averaging 114 points per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 109 points per game in these contests.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Pistons have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-9.
- As the betting favorite, the Wizards have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Washington posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
Pistons vs Wizards Prediction
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Pistons vs. Wizards game, our recommendation is to take the Pistons at +6. Despite our model showing the Wizards winning 108-107, we like Pistons as our point-spread pick.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 240.5 and our model has the Pistons and Wizards finishing with a combined 215 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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