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Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons (4-5) at Denver Nuggets (3-5)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBAt/FSDT/ALT

The Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday night in a NBA game at the Pepsi Center on NBATV.

The Detroit Pistons could use a big road victory after losing four of their last five games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 98.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 97.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 16.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while Marcus Morris is averaging 16.4 points and 5.1 assists. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five straight road games.

Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Denver Nuggets also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 105.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 18 points and five rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16.4 points and two assists. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Wilson Chandler is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last seven home games.

The Pistons are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Nuggets are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Central and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver and the favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets are better than their record indicates and they're due for a breakout performance at home. It might as well come against a Pistons team that has been real up and down to start the season and is coming off a Friday loss to the San Antonio Spurs. This is a chance for the Nuggets to finally get that home win and possibly string some wins together to get their season going in the right direction. 

I'll take Denver and the reasonable line.

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Denver Nuggets -4.5

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