Pistons vs. Nuggets Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Nuggets rout hapless Pistons & cover spread? 3/15/18

Will the Denver Nuggets rout the hapless Detroit Pistons when the two teams meet tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

(715) Detroit Pistons at (716) Denver Nuggets

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TV: N/A, 9:00 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Nuggets are a 8.5-point home favorite to beat the Pistons, while the over/under sits at 216.5 points. While Detroit has gone 2-8 overall and 3-7 at the betting window over its last 10 games, Denver is 5-5 straight up and 3-7 against the number over that same span.

LINE MOVEMENT

Denver opened as a 7.5-point home favorite but the line has since been bet up a full point to 8.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks. As for the total, it opened at 216 but has been bet up a half-point to 216.5.

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PUBLIC BETTING

As of this writing, 53% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nuggets to cover the point spread tonight as a home favorite. Meanwhile, 57% of the betting tickets are on the over.

KEY INJURY TO WATCH

The Nuggets are relatively healthy, as no player is currently listed on their injury report. That said, Reggie Jackson (ankle) remains out for the Pistons while Reggie Bullock (back) and Dwight Buycks (ankle) are both questionable.

BETTING STRATEGY

The Pistons are in a freefall right now and have been a horrendous play at the betting window of late. They're just 6-21 against the number in their last 27 games overall, are 3-13 against the number in their last 16 road games, and have covered the spread only once in their last seven games against Western Conference foes. On the other side, the Nuggets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games versus the Pistons and have cashed in five of their last six home games when facing an opponent with a losing road record. I'll take Nikola Jokic over Blake Griffin and Co. and lay the points.

 

OUR PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +4.5

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