Pistons vs. Wizards Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 205 points.
Detroit comes in with a 14-6 record and 14-5-1 ATS after a 131-107 home win over the Suns, its third victory in a row. Washington is 11-10 overall and 11-10 ATS following a 118-113 loss at the 76ers. The Wizards won the first meeting this season at home by a count of 115-111 on Oct. 20. Washington has gone 2-2 straight up and 3-1 ATS in four meetings since the start of last season. The over has gone 3-1.
The Pistons were paced by Reggie Jackson with 23 points, five assists and two steals in the win over Phoenix. Tobias Harris contributed 20 points and seven rebounds. Avery Bradley added 20 points and two steals. Detroit led 69-41 at halftime.
In the loss at Philadelphia, Kelly Oubre Jr. led the way with 22 points along with seven rebounds and four assists. Bradley Beal tallied 21 points and four rebounds. Jodie Meeks added 21 points and four boards off the bench. The Wizards trailed 58-40 at halftime.
Detroit is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
The Pistons are surprising everyone in the NBA this season, with road wins over Oklahoma City and Boston beginning their current win streak before easing past Phoenix at home. Detroit gets a break here with John Wall still out with a knee injury for the Wizards. Look for the Pistons to take advantage, with a big game from Jackson to complement another stellar effort from Andre Drummond in the interior.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -1.5