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Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons - 3/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Monday March 11, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -2 -- Over/Under: 221
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The Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Detroit Pistons look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.6 points and 15.2 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won five of their last seven road games.

The Brooklyn Nets need a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 46 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.4 points and 6.8 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 14.4 points and four rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six home games.

The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pistons are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Nets last 4 overall. The over is 9-2 in Pistons last 11 overall.

We're getting a free bucket with the better team and it's really that simple. The Detroit Pistons have not only won five straight games, but they're winning by an average of 10.8 points during that streak and are shooting 48.6 percent from the field. The Brooklyn Nets continue to be hit or miss, and that's the case at home as well where they're winning by an average of just 1.8 points. The Pistons have also won three of the last four meetings against the Nets, and that one loss was in overtime on the road back in October. I always preach taking points with the better team when you can get them, and that's a case here. Give me the Pistons and the free bucket. 

Detroit Pistons +2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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