Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20

Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20 Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards

NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

The Line: Washington Wizards -4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA preseason action at the Capital One Arena.

The Detroit Pistons look for a third straight win to end the preseason with a 3-1 record. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 93.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Sekou Doumbouya is averaging 12.3 points and 3.7 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 assists. Josh Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Jerami Grant is grabbing three rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 24.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. 

The Washington Wizards look for a win to prevent an 0-3 preseason record. The Washington Wizards are averaging 110 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 50.3 percent shooting. Rui Hachimura is averaging 18 points and four rebounds while Troy Brown Jr. is averaging 14 points and 4.5 rebounds. Raul Neto is the third double-digit scorer and Deni Avdija is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 43.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

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The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 overall. The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington.

We're getting free points with the preseason team that's won two of three games to fade the winless Wizards. The Washington Wizards haven't played a lick of defense up to this point and they're taking it easy on their star players. The Detroit Pistons have shown solid defensive effort up to this point and some of their top players have seen decent minutes. Maybe Beal and Westbrook get some run here, but I still have to lean Pistons and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons +4

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