Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets (14-12) at Detroit Pistons (14-12)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Pistons -7 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Denver Nuggets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 16.1 points and 3.2 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 15.5 points and 10.6 rebounds. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Murray is dishing 2.3 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Detroit Pistons could use a bounce back victory here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 18.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while Avery Bradley is averaging 16 points and two assists. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 15.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won seven of their last 10 home games.

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The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 18-6 ATS in their last 24 vs. NBA Northwest and 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Detroit, the favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets continue to get beat up when playing on the road, and they're still without their best two players. The DetroitPistons have played their best ball at home this season and should get back on track now that they're not playing the Warriors or the Celtics. The Nuggets are also 0-4 ATS this season when an underdog by at least five points. Give me the Pistons here by double digits based on the Nuggets injuries and the way they've played on the road.

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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