Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/25/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (19-40) at Denver Nuggets (39-18)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -12 -- Over/Under: 216
TV: FSDT, ALT
The Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Detroit Pistons could use a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18 points and 5.7 assists while Luke Kennard is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Wood is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six straight road games.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.9 points and 10.1 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.9 points and 4.8 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing six rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last six home games.
The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 14-30-1 ATS in their last 45 games as an underdog and 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games as a road underdog. The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 8-3 in Pistons last 11 Tuesday games. The over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons can't put out an NBA roster on the floor with the trade of Reggie Jackson, Andre Drummond and the injuries to other key players. The Pistons are losing their last five games by an average of 8.2 points and are 11-16-1 against the spread on the road. The Denver Nuggets are just 3-7 against the spread as a double-digit favorite, but they play their best ball at home and they're playing their best ball of the season right now. It's the Denver Nuggets or pass, as backing the Pistons isn't something I can do with them in their current form.