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(38-40) Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons (42-37)
Date: Friday April 8
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, MI
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Yeah, this game is more than vital for the Wizards, who are 2.5 games back of the Pistons for the last playoff spot in the East with 4 games remaining.
The Pistons only have 3 games in the regular season and they would love to pass the Pacers, who they trail by ? game, so they can avoid playing King James and the Cavs in the first round of the playoffs.
In their last games the Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-103 and the Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 108-104.
The Wizards have won 2 of their last 3 games, but if they take the loss in this game they can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye.
Washington ranks a legit 10th in scoring, but they only rank 21st in the league in opponents’ points allowed.
Bradley Beal and John Wall, both guards, are the top scorers for the Wizards and they will be key in this game. Wall did not go in the win over the Nets in his last game and while he has struggled with his shot as of late his presence in this game will be important.
One key match up in this game is inside with Washington’s Marcin Gortat facing Detroit C Andre Drummond, who leads the NBA in rebounds per game. Gortat scored 16 points and grabbed 12 boards in the win over the Nets, who were without C Brook Lopez.
The Wizards 18-21 this season on the road and they have lost 3 of their last 4 games away from the Nation’s Capital.
Like the Wizards the Pistons have won 2 of their last 3 games and they only have to win this game and they are in the playoffs.
Detroit ranks 19th in the league in scoring and 12th in opponents’ points allowed.
The Pistons are a balanced team with leading scorer G Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris and Drummond, who lead the frontcourt and are each averaging over 16 ppg.
If the Pistons can keep the perimeter players from having big games they should win in their house and wrap up a post-season berth.
The Wizards have won all 3 games facing the Pistons this season including beating them once in Detroit.
The Pistons are a solid 25-14 at home on the season, but they have lost 2 of their last 3 home games.
This may be a preview of the first round playoff match up.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- Pistons are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Pistons have an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
Free Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
The Pistons have lost all 3 games facing the Wizards this season, but they will not blow a chance to wrap up a playoff spot at home and they will win and cover in this game.
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The Pistons are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games facing the Wizards and that trend will continue.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 101 – Washington 94
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