Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons
|Date & Time||Monday February 11, 2019, 7:10 PM (EST)|
Little Caesars Arena
The Line: Detroit -4 -- Over/Under 220
The Washington Wizards and the Detroit Pistons duke it out at Little Caesars Arena on Monday night.
The Washington Wizards have been in a bit of a funk as they’ve lost five of their last eight games but they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Bulls in a 134-125 road win on Saturday in the team’s first meeting since the multiplayer trade. Bradley Beal led the team with 31 points, Jabari Parker and Chasson Randle each scored 20 points, while Trevor Ariza chipped in with 19 points one eight of 12 shooting. As a team, the Wizards shot a sizzling 57 percent from the field and 12 of 27 from the 3-point line as they cruised to victory after pouring in a ridiculous 76 points in the first half. Jeff Green left the game with left hip tightness and his status for Monday is unclear. With the win, Washington improved to 24-32 overall and 7-21 on the road.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been in decent shape as they’ve won four of their last six games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after blowing past the Knicks in a 120-103 home win on Friday. Andre Drummond led the team with 29 points, 20 rebounds and three blocks, Blake Griffin added 26 points with six rebounds and four assists while Reggie Jackson chipped in with 20 points and six assists. As a team, the Pistons shot 48 percent from the field and 13 of 30 from the 3-point line as they pulled away in the fourth quarter after squandering a 21-point lead. With the win, Detroit improved to 25-29 overall and 16-13 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Wizards are 19-39 ATS in their last 58 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 5-21 ATS in their last 26 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Pistons are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on two days rest.
Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the Wizards are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Wizards were in a bit of a slump before stopping the rot with back to back wins over two of the worst teams in the league in the Cavaliers and the Bulls. The Pistons have been one of the streakiest teams all season, but they’re on a good one right now as they’ve won four of six following back to back wins over the lowly Knicks. Neither team is in any form to write home about, but the Pistons made some nice moves at the trade deadline and I think can get the win and cover over the Wizards who have struggled on the road all season.