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Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards
Date & Time Monday January 21, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Capital One Arena
Washington, D.C.
The Line
The Line: Washington Wizards -3.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5
TV Channel
NSWA, FSDT
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The Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards meet Monday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Detroit Pistons could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 106.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 26 points and 8.1 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.3 points and 14.9 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost seven of their last nine road games.

The Washington Wizards look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 24.9 points and five rebounds while Trevor Ariza is averaging 14.3 points and 4.5 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won six of their last eight home games.

The Pistons are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 7-16 ATS in their last 23 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Wizards last 5 vs. NBA Central. The under is 6-1 in Pistons last 7 overall.

The Detroit Pistons weren't a good basketball team as it is, and now they're without Drummond again. The Pistons are shooting under 43 percent from the field and being outscored by an average of 5.4 points on the road this season. The Washington Wizards are somehow finding ways to win games lately and are a solid 13-8 ATS at home. I'm not high on either of these clubs, but I can't back the Pistons when they're without one of their top players, especially on the road. I'll lay the bucket with the Wizards at home.

Pick:
Washington Wizards -3.5

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