Can Pistons clinch playoff spot?
The Detroit Pistons look to lock up a playoff bid tonight when they host the Washington Wizards at 7:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Detroit is favored at home tonight, as the Pistons are getting odds of -6 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the game has been set at 206.5 points.
Detroit is 42-37 on the season, 25-14 at home and 40-37-2 against the spread. Washington is 38-40 overall, 18-21 on the road and 40-38 against the spread. Washington has had Detroit’s number this season, winning and covering the spread in all three meetings, including a 124-81 win at home back on March 14.
Washington may have Detroit’s number this season, but the Pistons can’t lose this one. A Detroit win clinches the playoffs for the Pistons, making this one of the biggest games the franchise has had in years. The Pistons are also trying to track down the Pacers for the seventh spot, and Indiana has a ½ game lead. Detroit is pretty solid at home as is, going 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 home games against a team with a losing road record.
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