Pistons vs. Nets - 3/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (19-49) at Detroit Pistons (35-34)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -9 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSDT
The Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 98.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.6 points and eight rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.1 points and 9.2 rebounds. Shane Larkin is dishing 4.2 assists and Sean Kilpatrick is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Detroit Pistons look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19 points and 6.2 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 17.1 points and six rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 15 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.8 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last 10 home games.
The Nets are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Pistons are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Neither of these teams are offensive powerhouses, and the Pistons should be able to keep a one-man offense in check. I like the under in this matchup.