Washington Wizards (17-29) at Detroit Pistons (13-34)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons meet Thursday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Washington Wizards look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 119.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 31.3 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.8 points and 10.6 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 22.6 points and 4.9 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 12.9 points and 2.1 assists. Hamidou Diallo is the third double-digit scorer and Cory Jospeh is grabbing four rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 12-5 in Wizards last 17 road games. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Wizards have the rest advantage here and they just comfortably beat the Pistons a few days ago. The Detroit Pistons played last night and they're losing their last five games by ana average of 4.2 points while struggling offensively for long stretches. Westbrook is also coming off some of his best performances of the season and he raises the ceiling of the Wizards when playing at a high level. I'll lay the bucket with the Wizards here.