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Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons - 3/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets
Date & Time Tuesday March 26, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Denver Nuggets -7 -- Over/Under: 211.5
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The Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Detroit Pistons look for a statement victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.4 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last six road games.

The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 111.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.2 points and 10.8 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.9 points and 4.8 assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won 12 of their last 14 home games.

The Pistons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 16-5 in Nuggets last 21 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall.

The Detroit Pistons are coming off two competitive road games against the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors, but the bottom line is they continue to come up short on the road where they're shooting just just 43.2 percent from the field and lose by an average of 3.4 points. The Denver Nuggets have been nothing but money at home this season where they've won 12 of their last 14 SU and are winning by an average of 10.9 points. The Nuggets are also 23-13 ATS at home this season. When you factor in the road struggles of the Pistons and the home dominance of the Nuggets, the chalk is probably the right choice in this contest. 

Denver Nuggets -7

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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