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(14-13) Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards (10-14)
Date: Friday December 16
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Detroit -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 203.5
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The Detroit Pistons got themselves one game over .500 after beating the Dallas Mavericks last outing 95-85, while the Washington Wizards also came out with the same outcome, beating the Charlotte Hornets by three points in their 109-106 victory over a tough Buzz City roster.
The Detroit Pistons came away with a nice win over the Dallas Mavericks last game, and a lot of that had to do with the teams defensive efforts.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope held Wesley Matthews to just 2-10 shooting from the field, and that played a huge part in allowing them to pull away out on top.
Detroit had Dallas shooting a putrid 41% from the field, and just 32% from deep. Those two shooting percentages really held the Mavericks offense back all night, because the team just couldn’t find any other scoring options.
Starting point guard Deron Williams was 3-13 from the field, while Seth Curry and Devin Harris weren’t any better shooting a combined 5-13.
But now Detroit has got to do the exact same thing against a stronger Wizards backcourt, if they’re to come out on top.
The Pistons can’t allow Beal and Wall to get going early, so if they can stop them right from the get go, they’ll have a better shot at coming out victorious in this matchup.
The Washington Wizards came away with one of their more impressive wins of the season after beating the Charlotte Hornets last game 109-106. Now, the defensive efforts to close out the game were the difference between winning and losing in this outing.
Washington thoroughly outplayed the Hornets in the final two minutes of crunch time. And because of that the Wizards were able to pull out the win.
But it didn’t all have to do with just their defense.
Bradley Beal and John Wall scored a combined 45 points on the night, while forwards Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre JR pitched in 15 and 10 points apiece. However, now they’ve got to continue this excellent play if the teams to get a win over a stingy Detroit Pistons team.
Detroit has made defense a key focus every game, so Washington isn’t going to be getting the open looks they got against the Hornets. That means ball movement and execution are going to play a huge part in winning the game for Washington.
So if they can get their offense going early they’ll have a chance at beating Detroit.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 vs. Eastern Conference
- Under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall
- Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings
- Under is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings in Washington
- Under is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
The Pistons are favourites to win this game, and rightfully so. Washington has continued to be plagued by scoring droughts and a non-existent defense at times.
So because of that looks for Detroit to come out on top.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 203.5
Detroit routinely holds teams to under triple digit scoring totals, due to their elite defense. So don’t look for that to change against the Wizards, especially since Washington continues to have trouble finding any production out of their second unit.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 97 – Washington 94
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