The Washington Wizards (2-14) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (2-14) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Little Caesars Arena and televised on BSDE. Both the Wizards and Pistons will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Wizards vs Pistons
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Jared Butler led Washington with 13 points against the Hawks, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 48.9% in the game. Landry Shamet finished 2nd on the team with 12 points, but Washington ended the game with a 136-108 loss.
As they prepare to face off against the Pistons, the Wizards are 2-14 overall and are looking to snap a nine game losing streak. Throughout their 16 games, the Wizards have posted a 1-13 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 1-1 in non-conference matchups.
So far, Washington’s ATS record is below .500 at 7-9. In their last six home games, Washington has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 1-6 at home compared to 6-3 on the road.
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Pistons fell to the Pacers by a score of 136-113. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Pistons couldn’t cover the spread as +9 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 246.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
So far this season, the Pistons has a record of 2-14, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Wizards. On the road this season, the Pistons have posted a 1-8 record, whereas they have a 1-6 record at home.
So far, Detroit’s ATS record is below .500 at 7-9. On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 4-5, as opposed to a 3-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
The Wizards arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 115.5 points per game (10th). When looking at the Wizards 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 102.6. Washington has been highly effective on the offensive end, thanks to their combination of an up-tempo playing style and one of the league’s top effective field goal percentages, standing at 54%.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
Through 16 games the Pistons are averaging 109.8 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.1 made 3’s per game. If Detroit continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 17th in the league in possessions per game.
Wizards Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Wizards is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 125.1 points per game (29th).
Washington struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Hawks, giving up 8. For the game, Atlanta scored 136 points in the game.
Pistons Team Defense
At present, the Pistons’ defense is ranked 22nd, allowing 117.2 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pistons are forcing 16.6 per game, which is 29th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 9th in blocked shots at 5.8 per game.
Key Players For The Wizards And Pistons
In today’s game, our projections have Kyle Kuzma leading the Wizards with 16 points on 6/13 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.9 points per game, in addition to 5.9 rebounds.
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 13 while also collecting 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 40.3% and is averaging 22 points per contest.
Wizards vs Pistons Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-9 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
- Although Detroit has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 108 points per game in these games.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 0-5 straight up.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Pistons have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
The Wizards come in as the underdog at +3.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 235 and given that our model is projecting 212 points between the teams, we like the under.
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