Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/24/13
Detroit Pistons (4-8) at Brooklyn Nets (3-9)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -2 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons head to Brooklyn on Sunday to face off against the Nets.
The Brooklyn Nets are sitting at just 3-9 this season, with a record of 2-2 on their home court. The Nets have dropped four out of their last five heading into Sunday’s meeting with the Pistons with losses to the Clippers, the Trail Blazers, the Bobcats and the Timberwolves, with three of the four being on the road. In their last meeting the Pistons fell to the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Friday 111-81. Against the Timberwolves, the Pistons were led by Blatche with 16 points on the night.
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The Detroit Pistons aren’t doing much better this season as the Pistons are 4-8 on the year, with a road mark of 1-5. Detroit has won two out of their last five heading into Brooklyn on Sunday, with wins over the Knicks and the Kings on the road in that stretch. The Pistons have a decent offense this season, and while the defense is starting to come around a bit, this team is still a long ways off from being any kind of serious contender in the Central.
The Detroit Pistons are sitting at 5-7 against the spread this season, and are 7-5 to the over. The Pistons are a tough play on the road however, going just 2-4 against the number on the year. A couple trends that do favor Detroit are that the Pistons are 2-0 against the spread when going up against the Atlantic division, and 4-1 against the spread when Detroit is playing against a team with a winning record.
The Brooklyn Nets are 4-8 against the spread this season, and at home, the Nets are just 2-2 ATS. When Brooklyn is playing against teams from the Central, the Nets are 0-2 against the spread. Also, when Brooklyn is going up against teams with a losing record, the Nets are 1-4 against the spread.
I'm taking the over here. The Nets would love get a win here agianst a vulnerable Pistons team, and Detroit has had to lean on their offense all year long. I look for this game to eclipse the 200+ mark on the day, making this one of my stronger picks of the day.