Pistons vs. Wizards Pick
Can the Detroit Pistons string together back-to-back wins when they take on the Washington Wizards tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are a slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -1 point against the Wizards. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 203.5 points. The Wizards have won four of the last five against the Pistons, while going 3-1 against the spread in the last four meetings.
The Pistons are coming off a 95-85 win at Dallas on Wednesday night. Detroit is now 14-13 on the season and 14-13 against the spread, covering in their wins. The Pistons have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games. The Pistons are relying mostly on their defense this season, as they allow just 95.7 points per game. Offensively, the Pistons are putting up only 98.3 points per game. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dealing with an ankle injury that has him questionable to play tonight. He averages 14.2 points and 3.1 assists per game. Andre Drummond is leading the team with 14.5 points and 13.7 rebounds per game this season.
Washington is coming off a 109-106 win over Charlotte on Wednesday night for its third win and cover in its last four games. Washington is now 10-14 overall and against the spread this season. Washington is averaging 104.1 points per game on offense, but giving up 106.2 points per game on defense. Markieff Morris sat out Wednesday’s game with a foot injury and he is questionable to play tonight as well. He averages 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for Washington. John Wall is leading the team with 14 points, 9.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game this season.
The Pistons haven’t been great following a win recently, but I think tonight is the night they string back-to-back wins together again. Detroit has good balance on the team right now with Reggie Jackson back in the mix. Washington feels like a two-man team behind Wall and Bradley Beal, which the Pistons should be able to defend. Washington is just 1-3 against the spread as a home underdog this season, so look for the Wizards to fall once again.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -1