Pistons vs. Wizards Prediction
Will the Washington Wizards be able to defend their home court today against a Detroit Pistons team that has struggled on the road when the two meet up at 2PM ET?
511 Detroit Pistons vs. 512 Washington Wizards
Monday, January 21, 2019
2PM ET – Capital One Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wizards are the slight favorite at home today, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points. The over/under total is listed at 219.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pistons can’t get on track
Detroit had a chance for a three-game win streak this weekend, but suffered a 103-101 loss at home to the Kings on Saturday. That also snapped a four-game cover streak for Detroit. The Pistons are 20-25 on the season, 7-14 on the road, 21-23-1 against the spread and 25-20 with the under.
The Pistons are averaging just 106.6 points per game on offense this season while shooting only 43.5 percent from the field and 33.2 percent from the arc. Defensively, Detroit is giving up 109.1 points per game. They do have the league’s-best 3-point defense (32.6 percent). Blake Griffin has been leading the team with 26.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while Andre Drummond is adding 16.3 points and 14.9 rebounds per contest. Drummond is out for today’s game due to a concussion.
Wizards strong at home
The Washington Wizards are coming off a 101-100 win over the Knicks in London last week. They have won and covered in three of their last four overall and have covered in three straight home games. Washington is now 19-26 on the season, 13-8 at home, 19-26 against the spread and 26-19 with the over.
The Wizards have one of the worst defenses in the league. Washington is giving up 116.5 points per game while opponents shoot 47.2 percent against them. Offensively, Washington is putting up 113.2 points per contest while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 24.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per contest while Trevor Ariza is adding 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons are just 7-16 against the spread in their last 23 games against Southeast Division games and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600.
The Wizards are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight conference games.
Despite the poor record overall, Washington has been really strong at home. The Wizards are 13-8 against the spread on their home floor and they average 118 points per game there. The Pistons are averaging just 105 per game on the road and they are without their leading rebounder and one of their top scorers in Drummond. Detroit just won’t have the scoring to keep pace with the Wizards this afternoon.
NBA Prediction: Washington Wizards -3.5