Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (25-23) at Brooklyn Nets (12-36)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets play host to the Detroit Pistons tonight at the Barclays Center.
The Nets have lost eight of their last nine and their last three straight following Saturday's 105-103 loss to the Pelicans. Brook Lopez led the scoring with a game-high 33 points, Wayne Ellington chipped in with 18 points while Thaddeus Young had 16 as the Nets pushed the Pelicans right to the edge before Jrue Holiday steals the game with a clutch jumper with just 1.3 seconds on the clock. With the loss, Brooklyn falls to 12-36 on the season and just 4-18 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Pistons have lost five of their last eight and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after Saturday's 111-107 loss at Toronto. Brandon Jennings led seven players in double figures with 22 points while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 15 points but while the Pistons fought hard to turn a 20-point deficit to just four, they just weren't good enough to beat the Raptors who were riding a 10-game win streak. With the loss, Detroit falls to 25-23 on the season and 10-15 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record, while the Nets are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Pistons are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings.
The Nets didn't look too bad on Saturday as they could've easily beaten the Pelicans if not for Holiday's lucky fadeaway shot late in the game, but I still can't find it in myself to trust the Nets, so I'm sticking with the Pistons who will be looking forward to playing a struggling team like the Nets after two straight losses to elite competition.