The Washington Wizards (7-37) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (5-39) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. The Pistons are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.
Wizards vs Pistons
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Wizards fell to the Jazz by a score of 123-108. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Wizards failed to cover the spread as +7.5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 231 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 247.
Heading into their matchup with the Pistons, the Wizards are 7-37 on the season and are hoping to end a six game skid. On the road, the Wizards are 4-19 this year compared to their 3-18 record at home.
Washington’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 20-24 for the season. In their last three road games, Washington has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 14-9 on the road in contrast to 6-15 at home.
The Pistons Are Coming Off A Win
In the Pistons’ most recent game against the Hornets, Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pistons with 34 points while going 12/23 from the field. Alec Burks also contributed 15 points as the Pistons won by a score of 113-106 vs. the Hornets.
Heading into today’s game against the Wizards, the Pistons are 5-39 overall. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are in 15th place and are 5th in the Central division.
Detroit arrives with an ATS record of 20-23 for the season up to this point. This season, Detroit has a 1-3 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 19-20 as underdogs.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
Through 44 games the Wizards are averaging 115 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA.
When it comes to scoring, the Wizards are 17th in the league at 115 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 114.5 points per game.
In terms of pace, Washington is the fastest team in the NBA at 102.5 possessions per game. However, they are just 15th in three-point shooting at 35%.
So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA average in 52.3% of their games. When it comes to assists, they are 9th in the league at 28 per game.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
Detroit has recorded an average of 112.5 points per game (24th) throughout 44 games games.
This season, the Pistons have been one of the most efficient teams in terms of two-point field goal attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. However, they have struggled from beyond the arc, coming in 29th in both three-point attempts and makes. Overall, they are 17th in field goal percentage.
At home, Detroit is averaging 111.8 points per game, which is 25th in the league. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 27.3% of their games. In terms of pace, the Pistons are 6th in the NBA at 100.6 possessions per game.
Heading into this game, Detroit is 24th in true shooting percentage and 14th in assists. In terms of free throws, they are 18th in makes and 19th in attempts. On average, the Pistons have grabbed 11 offensive rebounds per game.
Wizards Team Defense
At present, the Wizards’ defense is ranked 30th, allowing 124.7 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Wizards squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.6% from downtown.
Pistons Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pistons is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.6 points per game (27th). On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.5% and allowing 38.3% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The Wizards And Pistons
In today’s game, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma leading the scoring for the Wizards, contributing 20 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.8 points per game along with 6.5 boards.
On the flip side, our predictions place Cade Cunningham as the leading scorer for the Pistons. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 44.9%, and he is contributing 22.8 points per game on average.
Wizards vs Pistons Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 110 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
- In their last three home games, Detroit has averaged 117 points per game while allowing 120. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
- As the betting favorite, the Pistons have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Detroit posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.
Wizards vs Pistons Prediction
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Wizards is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 243.5 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the under.
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