Nets vs. Pistons Prediction
The Pistons are a heavy favorite tonight against the struggling Nets but will they cover when the two teams clash at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pistons are now 8.5-point home favorites over the Nets after the number opened at Detroit -9. As for the total, the number opened at 209.5 and that's where it currently sits.
Brooklyn has dropped seven of its last 10 games and is 5-5 against the spread heading into tonight's contest. Detroit is 5-5 straight up and 4-5-1 against the spread while covering 19 of 30 games at home in 2015-16. The Nets are a profitable 19-14 at the betting window on the road this season.
The Pistons continue to cash the over for bettors as the combined score has gone over the total in four of their last five games, including in back-to-back contests versus Atlanta and Sacramento, respectively. The Pistons haven't surrendered fewer than 108 points in any game since a March 9 win over the Mavericks. They used to own a healthy defensive efficiency rating but are now 14th in the NBA with a mark of 103.4.
The over is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams and is 19-7 in the Pistons' last 26 home games. The over has also hit in four of Detroit's last five games overall and is a highly profitable 8-1 in the team's last nine games playing on back-to-back nights. On the other side, the over is 8-1 in the Nets' last nine games following an ATS loss and 11-3 in their last 14 games when coming off a straight up loss.
SATURDAY NBA FREE PICK: NETS/PISTONS OVER 209.5