Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards - 12/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons

Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Little Caesars Arena)

Detroit Pistons -5.5 . Total NA

The Washington Wizards are on the road for a clash with the Detroit Pistons.  The Wizards are (7-17), after falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, 128-111.  The Pistons are (11-15), coming off a 115-107 win over the Houston Rockets.

In the Wizards loss to the Grizzlies, Washington was led on offense by Bradley Beal.  Beal connected on 8 of 23 attempts from the floor, while making 8 foul shots, registering 29 points and 10 rebounds.  Beal's performance secured him a double-double for the game.  The Wizards shot 42% from the floor and 37% from 3-point range.  The Wizards finished with an assists to turnover ratio of, 22 to 18.

In the Pistons win over the Rockets, Detroit was guided by Luke Kennard.  Kennard converted on 6 of 13 attempts from the floor, making all 6 foul shots, totaling 22 points.  Derrick Rose added 12 assists in the win.  The Pistons shot 44% from the floor and 32% from 3-point range.  The Pistons were out worked the Rockets on the boards, out rebounding the Rockets, 67 to 55.  The Pistons led by as many as 16 points.

Recent Betting Trends:

Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.

Wizards are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.

The over is 8-3 in Wizards last 11 games vs the Central.  

Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in December.

The under is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 games vs the Wizards. 

The Wizards have hit a severe rough patch, losing 4 in a row and 7 of their last 8 games.  The Pistons have put together a solid stretch over the last 7 games, going 5-2.  The Pistons have solid wins over the Rockets and Pacers in that stretch.  The Wizards like to score, but don't like playing much defense, ranking 30th in points allowed.  However, Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin are questionable to play in this matchup, so with those two more than likely not being at 100%, I'll take the Wizards to cover.  Final score prediction, Pistons win and the Wizards cover, 116-112. 

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Chris’s Pick WAS +5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.