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(25-20) Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons (22-21)
Date: Friday January 19
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -1
NBA Betting Total: 209
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Friday January 19 finds two Eastern Conference playoff seeds tipping off as the Washington Wizards descend upon Little Caesars to take on the Detroit Pistons.
Both squads enter the match on the losing side as Washington fell to the Hornets and Detroit to the Raptors.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Wizards taking two. Washington is already up 2-0 this season and are 9-3 in the teams last 12 matchups.
The Wizards hold the all-time record having bested the Pistons 127 of their 279 matches.
A continuing trend for the Wizards this season is beating top tier squads and losing to lottery teams. Granted, the Hornets who just crushed the Wizards had the most difficult schedule and have underperformed expectations.
Still, with two consecutive losses the Wizards have distinct issues with a lack of consistency.
The starting rotation remains one of the best in the NBA and although the reserves are decent Scott Brooks hasn’t found the perfect unit yet. The bench unit’s struggles tend to be where the Wizards come up short in losses.
All season the Wizards have flirted with top ten rankings in offense, defense and net differential and found themselves ranking in all three top ten categories twice this season. But, a disturbing trend for is the Wizards defense which has regressed of late.
Demonstrating this, a look at the Wizards rank over the last 15 (18), 10 (20) and 5 (27) games punctuates the fact.
Hit by the injury bug the Pistons recent regression is somewhat understandable. Yet, if you witnessed Detroit’s past five losses the only game they didn’t have a shot of winning was against Philly.
Losing to the Sixers has far reaching effects since the Pistons currently sit eighth but a win by Philly will knock them down to 9th.
Entering the match the Pistons are injury riddled with several core assets either out or nursing injury. Although Avery Bradley (groin) played in Toronto his status is unknown vs. the Wizards.
Luke Kennard (thumb) is expected back, but Stanley Johnson (hip) has missed three games and is questionable Friday.
Reggie Jackson is definitely out as he recovers from a severe ankle strain. Likewise Jon Leuer remains out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 13-5 in Wizards last 18 road games.
- Under is 20-9-1 in Pistons last 30 overall.
- Wizards are 8-2 in last 10 head to head meetings
- Pistons are 3-7 ATS in last 10 head to head contests
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
Both squads are desperate to win, particularly the Pistons who could start the night outside the playoffs if the Sixers won on Thursday. The 1 point margin odds makers gave the Wizards is more like 3 points given most home teams have a two or three point edge automatically. Still, the Pistons looked solid defensively in Toronto.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons +1
Detroit needs the win more than the Wizards and will play desperate to garner it.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pistons 100 – Wizards 98
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