The Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons meet Monday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Denver Nuggets Betting Preview
The Denver Nuggets need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Denver Nuggets lost to the Cavaliers yesterday by 12 points. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.1 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 29.7 points and 14.1 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
Detroit Pistons Betting Preview
The Detroit Pistons look to snap a 11-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons gave up 142 points to the Raptors last night. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Cade Cunningham is averaging 21.2 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Alec Burks is averaging 14.6 points and 2.7 assists. Kevin Knox II is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Duren is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets aren't covering numbers, they're still without Murray, and they've lost 3 of their last 4 games. On the end of a back to back, I'm not thrilled to get behind the Nuggets here. However, the Pistons have lost 11 straight games, and they allowed 142 points to the Raptors yesterday. The Raptors haven't been good offensively, and they scored more points than you'd expect in an overtime game. The Pistons aren't serious. Give me the Nuggets if forced to pick.