Wizards vs. Pistons - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (27-27) at Washington Wizards (23-28)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -1 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSNB
The Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards meet Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Detroit Pistons could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.2 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17 points and 14.9 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.8 assists and Stanley Johnson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last seven road games. Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton are questionable.
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The Washington Wizards look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20 points and 9.9 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.9 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Pistons are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Pistons are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Wizards looked really good in their Thrusday win over the Jazz and get to stay home on the end of the back to back. The Pistons may be the better and more talented team, but they continue to struggle outside of Detroit. I'll once again back Washington at home and the low line.