Nuggets vs. Pistons Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are listed as a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 210 points.
The Nuggets come in with a 14-12 overall record and 10-16 ATS after a 126-116 overtime loss at the Pacers. Detroit is 14-12 overall and 16-8-2 ATS following a 91-81 home loss Sunday to the Celtics, its sixth consecutive defeat. The Pistons went 2-0 straight up and 2-0 ATS in two meetings last season. The under went 2-0.
Denver was led by Will Barton in the loss at Indiana as he tallied 21 points, nine assists, six rebounds and two steals in 45 minutes of action. Gary Harris contributed 21 points, five rebounds and two assists in 44 minutes. Trey Lyles added a team-best 25 points plus five rebounds off the bench. The Nuggets were outscored 12-2 in overtime.
Tobias Harris paced Detroit in the loss to Boston with 19 points and eight rebounds. Anthony Tolliver registered 15 points and three rebounds off the bench. Avery Bradley added 12 points and two rebounds against his former team. The Pistons trailed by a count of 73-59 through three quarters.
Denver is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 meetings in Detroit. The under is 6-0 in the last six meetings.
Detroit has been in a serious rut as of late, but it is important to note that five of the six losses were to teams that would make the playoffs if the season ended today. The outlier is a defeat at a much-improved Sixers team. Look for the Pistons to control this game from the outset and take advantage of an opponent that might be road-weary after its starters played so many minutes last game.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -6