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Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons - 4/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Pistons (36-40) at Brooklyn Nets (25-51)
Date & Time Sunday April 1, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +1 -- Over/Under: 211
TV Channel
FSDT, YES
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NBA | Detroit Pistons (36-40) at Brooklyn Nets (25-51)
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The Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Detroit Pistons look for another victory here after winning six of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 19.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15 points and 16 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.

The Brooklyn Nets look to keep playing spoiler after losing six of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16 points and 5.1 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last six home games.

The Pistons are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Pistons are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Detroit Pistons haven't been mathematically eliminated from the playoff race, which means guys are going to try in this contest in hopes of extending their season. Even without Blake Griffin and their struggles on the road, the Pistons are the better team than the Brooklyn Nets. Also, the Nets are coming off a late Saturday game in Miami that included overtime, so we're sure to see some tired legs here. In a near pick em, I have to back the Pistons.

Pick:
Detroit Pistons -1

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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