Pistons at Nuggets - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (23-20) at Denver Nuggets (16-27)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +3 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDE+, ALT2
The Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets square off Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Detroit Pistons look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.6 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.7 points and 15.5 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.9 assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Denver Nuggets need a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19 points and 5.7 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.6 points and 2.5 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost seven of their last 10 home games. Jameer Nelson is questionable with a wrist injury.
The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver.
I like the way this Nuggets team is playing and they've covered five of their last six home games. The Pistons continue to struggle on the road. I like the free bucket here, as Denver should win this outright.