Free NBA Pick: Pistons vs Nuggets Lines
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(4-5) Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets (3-5)
Date: Saturday November 12
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center Denver, CO
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 202.5
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After a good start to the season the Pistons have dropped 4 of their last 5 games including their last 3. They have had issues on the offensive end of the court as of late and in their last game they only scored 86 points.
The Nuggets are in a bit of a slide as well losing 3 of their last 4 games including their last 2.
In their last games the Nuggets lost to the Golden State Warriors 125-101 and the Pistons lost to the San Antonio Spurs 96-86.
The Pistons rank a solid 4th in the league in opponents’ points allowed, but only 27th in points per game.
In their loss to the Spurs in their last game the Pistons played decent defense, but only shot 42.1% from the floor. In that game they committed 13 turnovers and they were cold from deep only hitting on 5 of their 25 3-pointers.
The Pistons did have 4 starters score in double figures in the Spurs loss, but the team’s leading scorer for the season Tobias Harris only went for 12 on 4/13 shooting and he missed all 4 of his 3-pointers.
The Pistons have 4 players averaging in double figures, and 3 averaging at least15 ppg, but the player that the Nuggets may have to worry about the most is C Andre Drummond. He is averaging 15 ppg and leads the NBA averaging 14.6 rpg.
This is the 2nd match up between these teams this season and in the first one in Detroit the Pistons crushed the Nuggets 103-86 where Denver was ice cold only shooting 33% from the floor.
All 5 of the Pistons losses this season have been on the road.
The Nuggets rank 14th in the league in points per game and only 24th in opponents’ points per game.
The Nuggets struggled, big time, on both sides of the court in their loss to the Warriors in their last game only shooting 40.4% from the floor and allowing Golden State to shoot 54.1%.
2 of their leading scorers for the season in Danilo Gallinari and
Emmanuel Mudiay, who are combining to average more than 32 ppg, only combined for 21 points on 6/24 shooting.
The Nuggets bench did their job combining to score 56 points, but a lot of them came when the game was already over.
The Nugget have to get off to a better start tonight then they did in the Warriors game where they were down 19 points after the 1st quarter.
Mudiay is averaging 16.1 ppg on the season and has had some good scoring games, but he is only shooting 35.3% from the field.
This season Denver is 0-2 at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DET is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- DET is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- DEN is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- DEN is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- DEN is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
Something has got to give in this game with the Pistons 0-4 on the road and the Nuggets 0-2 at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit +4.5
Taking the Pistons to cover in this one, as they have a good D and they crushed Denver earlier this season.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 105 – Nuggets 101
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