Pistons vs. Nets - 1/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (16-20) at Detroit Pistons (12-24)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -4.5 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSDE+
The Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Brooklyn Nets have lost four straight games and play their third road contest of the month. On the season, the Nets are averaging 95.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 16.6 points and 3.8 assists while Brook Lopez is averaging 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 3.9 assists and Mirza Teletovic is shooting 39.6 percent from the field. The Brooklyn Nets are back to struggling on the offensive end, especially without Deron Williams, as they’re shooting just 43.6 percent from the field and 26.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Nets have lost eight of their last nine games when scoring less than 100 points. The Nets have won three of their last four road games SU.
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The Detroit Pistons are one of the hotter teams in the league with wins in seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 97.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 14.8 points and 9.4 rebounds while Brandon Jennings is averaging 14.1 points and 6.3 assists. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.3 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is shooting 38.5 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are getting the job done offensively during this stretch, as they’re shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 38 percent from downtown in their last five games. A Pistons team that once couldn’t score to save their life has topped 100 points in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Nets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pistons are 16-35 ATS in their last 51 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Brooklyn Nets are a flat out mess on the offensive end without their starting point guard. Give me the hotter and better overall team at home for the reasonable chalk.