Pistons vs. Wizards Pick
The Detroit Pistons close out their time at The Palace of Auburn Hills tonight when they host the Washington Wizards at 8PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Washington is the slight favorite on the road, as the Wizards are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Pistons. The over/under total for the game is listed at 210 points. The home team has won both meetings this season, but the Wizards have covered the spread in each contest.
The Pistons are out of the playoff race, but they are coming off back-to-back wins at Houston and Memphis over the weekend. Detroit is now 37-43 overall and 38-42 against the spread. The Pistons are averaging 101.2 points per game on offense while allowing 102.3 on defense this season. Over their last five games, the Pistons are putting up 102.8 per game on offense while allowing 100.2 on defense. Tobias Harris is averaging 16.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while Marcus Morris adds 14 points per contest.
Washington is coming off a 106-103 loss to the Miami Heat at home on Saturday. The Wizards are now 48-32 overall and sit in fourth in the playoff race, 1.5 games behind Toronto and six games ahead of Atlanta. Washington is 40-39-1 against the spread as well and it comes in averaging 109.3 points per game on offense while allowing 107.4 on defense. Over its last five games, the Wizards are putting up 106 on offense while allowing 110.8 on defense. John Wall is averaging 23.1 points and 10.7 assists per game to lead the team while Bradley Beal is adding 23 points per contest.
Washington doesn’t have much to play for here. The Wizards are pretty well locked into the fourth seed with two games left. Detroit has been playing well by opening up the bench the last two games and now they come into their last game at their current court. Detroit should be motivated for a strong performance in front of a large crowd. Look for the Pistons to come through tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -1.5