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2021 NBA Handicapping
(14-11) Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons (4-19)
Date: Wednesday, December 8th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards -222 | Pistons +190 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 209
Two desperate teams tip-off on Wednesday, December 8th as the Washington Wizards travel to play the Detroit Pistons in the clubs first meeting of the season.
Detroit lost 103-114 to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday extending their losing streak to nine games in a row while the Wizards lost to 110-116 to the Pacers for their own three-game losing streak.
The Detroit Pistons hold the all-time record between the clubs with 157 wins in 291 meetings versus the Washington Wizards. Last season, the teams played three times Wizards taking two of the three contests.
The team that began the season on a 10-3 terror is finding opponents are better prepared for them now and since that hot start are 4-8 including four of their last five games.
This is the final game of a three-game road trip but the Wizards will only return home for one match before heading out West on a six-game road trip so are desperate to rediscover their winning ways.
Bradley Beal had one of his better games in the loss to the Pacers scoring 34 points with five teammates also producing double-figure scoring.
Kyle Kuzma and Daniel Gafford each scored 14 points while Montrezl Harrell (11), Aaron Holiday (11), and Corey Kispert (10) were the other double-digit contributors.
The size of the Pacers was a major issue for Washington who lost the rebounding battle 30 to 40 and allowed the Pacers to score 64 points in the paint.
Washington has avoided serious injuries this year but arrives in Detroit with Spencer Dinwiddie (knee), Davis Bertans (illness), and Thomas Bryant (knee) all questionable to play. Rui Hachimura (personal) has yet to play this season although it was hinted he would play on this trip.
Although it was the Thunder who entered the match Monday carrying the embarrassment of the worst loss in NBA history they were the team who erased an 18 point deficit and won by 11 points.
Rookie Cade Cunningham had arguably his best game in the pros with a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds plus five assists, and two steals but turned the ball over six times.
Former Thunder player Jerami Grant scored 20 points while Saddiq Bey chipped in 15 as the other double-figure scorers.
Cory Joseph (knee) was upgraded to probable for Wednesday while Hamidou Diallo (facial fracture) is questionable. Kelly Olynyk is out for six to eight weeks recovering from a knee injury while Isaiah Livers (foot) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Wizards are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Wizards are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head-to-head meetings.
- The Pistons are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
- The Wizards are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
- The Pistons are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games at home.
- The Wizards are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Free Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction
Both reserve units rank in the top ten with the Pistons averaging 39.2 points (3rd) per game while the Wizards reserves rank 10th scoring an average of 37.6 points. The bench that performs better could be the x-factor. .
As noted the glass and paint are keys for the Wizards. In the match versus the Thunder who until recently was the top rebounding club, got bested 52-40 by the Pistons on the glass but Detroit lost the paint scoring battle 58 to 34.
They’ll need to be more diligent versus Washington who lives in the paint ranking third with an average of 49.7 points scored per contest. The problem is Washington won’t sleep on the Pistons and are equally desperate for victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards -5.5
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