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(34-36) Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets (15-56)
Date: Tuesday, March 21
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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Tuesday night NBA sees a battle between two Eastern Conference foes — one looking to strengthen its position among the East’s top eight seeds, the other looking not to completely embarrass itself in the basement of the league without a draft pick to show for it.
*All statistics, standings, rankings, records and trends are current as of this writing at 4:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 20, 2017.
The Pistons enter this contest scoring 101.7 points per night. That number is only good enough for 26th in the NBA.
Defensively is where this team has utilized its strengths to take advantage of opponents.
So far this season, the Pistons are giving up just 102.1 points per night, which is good enough for sixth in the league.
Against Brooklyn, that defense is going to be crucial. As shown by the numbers, Detroit isn’t going to win many shootouts — the exact kind of game the Nets want to play.
For that reason, locking down on defense is important, but controlling the pace is even more vital.
Brooklyn loves to get out and run, which is how it gets its easy buckets and high point totals.
If the Pistons can control the pace of the game and force the Nets into halfcourt sets, their defense should do the talking.
Controlling the pace is the exact same thing written on Brooklyn’s blueprint to success. This group needs the flow of the game to be fluid and blur-like.
The Nets score 105.8 points per night, which is good enough to put them in the top half of the league (13th); however, their efficiency is dead last, which further proves that they only put up gobs of points when they are opportunistic in transition.
The other reason controlling the pace (aka, getting out and running) is crucial for this team is because it can’t play a lick of defense.
On the year, the Nets are giving up 113.9 points per outing.
That number is dead last in the NBA and makes it very difficult to come away with wins when the offense isn’t out there putting up consistently high numbers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Pistons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pistons are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest
- Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Both the Pistons and the Nets have been solid against the spread, but with Detroit’s defense being as good recently as it’s been throughout the course of the season, it’s not difficult to see the road team pulling off a win that either nears or exceeds double digits.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit -4.5.
Give this one to the Pistons, and give it to them by a convincing margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 110 – Brooklyn 101
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