The Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.1 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.1 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.8 points and 2.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 119.1 points on 49 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.3 points and 4.6 assists. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Stewart is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
If the Washington Wizards are serious about making a playoff push, these are the games they need to take advantage of. The Detroit Pistons are losing their last 5 games by an average of 8.6 points, and they lose at home by an average of 5.9 points. The Pistons also have endless players on their injury list. No excuses for the Wizards. I'll lay the buckets.