Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM (Capital One Arena)

Wash -1.0 . Total 233.0

The Detroit Pistons are on the road for a matchup with the Washington Wizards.  The Pistons are (16-27), coming off a 136-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks.  The Wizards are (13-28), coming off a 140-111 loss to the Toronto Raptors. 

In the Pistons win over the Hawks, Detroit was guided on offense by Derrick Rose.  Rose was 12 of 17 from the floor, hitting 2 free throws, finishing with 27 points and 9 assists.  Detroit shot 59% from the floor and 47% from 3-point range.  The Pistons held the Hawks to just 43% from the floor.  Detroit controlled the paint, out scoring Atlanta 64 to 52.  The Pistons had an assist to turnover ratio of 31 to 18.

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In the Wizards loss to the Raptors, Washington was led throughout the game by Troy Brown Jr.  Brown converted on 9 of 13 attempts from the floor, making 2 free throws, registering 22 points.  The Wizards shot 45% from the floor and 43% from deep.  Washington has struggled all year on defense and this game was no different, allowing the Raptors to convert on 57% of shots.  The Wizards gave up 22 3-pointers in the loss.

Recent Betting Trends:

Pistons are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games.

Pistons are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against the Eastern conference.

The over is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 games.

Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Central division games.

The under is 4-2 in Wizards last 6 games.

Washington ranks 30th in scoring defense and 27th in defending the 3.  This is an area of note, as the Pistons have the 4th best offensive 3-point percentage.  Detroit is a little short handed at the moment, but it shouldn't be to big of an issue, since Washington gives up points at will.  The Wizards have been able to score with just about anyone, ranking 5th inoffensive production.  Both teams should be able to score at a consistent rate, I'll side with the over.  Final score prediction, Wizards will win and the total goes over, 119-116.

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Chris’s Pick Over 233.0

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