Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards - 11/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (5-4) at Detroit Pistons (7-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons play host to the Washington Wizards tonight at The Palace.
The Wizards will be going for a third straight win after demolishing the Bucks in a 115-86 win on Tuesday. John Wall and Otto Porter Jr led six players in double digits with 19 points each while Jared Dudley added 13 points as the Wizards ran the Bucks off the court with their up-tempo approach. The game was closely contested until midway through the second quarter when the Wizards outscored the Bucks 28-8 to take a healthy 64-46 lead into halftime. It was all one-way traffic after that as the Wizards bounced back from three straight losses to win their last two and improve to 5-4 on the season and 3-2 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Pistons will also be aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Timberwolves in a 96-86 victory last night. Andre Drummond dominated the paint with 21 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 10 of 13 from the field, Reggie Jackson added 18 points while Marcus Morris added 16 as the Pistons dominated the Wolves in a 58-42 second half to improve to 7-5 on the season and 4-4 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on 3 or more days rest and 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a win of more than 10 points, while the Pistons are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Wizards are 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall and 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Detroit.
These two squads enter this game in similar form, but I have to say that I'm more impressed with the Pistons who are 3-1 ATS in their four home games this season. This will be a close one, but I'm sticking with the home team to win and cover the small spread in this one.