Pistons at Nuggets 3/26/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets
NBA: 9:00 PM EST
Mar. 26, 2019
Latest Odds : DEN -7 Total 211.5
The Detroit Pistons look to snap a two-game losing streak on Tuesday when they visit the Denver Nuggets at Mile High City. The Pistons were defeated on Sunday by the Golden State Warriors 121-114. Blake Griffin led the Pistons in the loss with 24 points and eight assists, while Luke Kennard scored 20 points in a reserve role.
Denver had its six-game winning streak snapped on Sunday after losing to the Indiana Pacers 124-88. The Nuggets were knocked out of first place in the Western Conference following the loss, as Golden State won and moved ahead of Denver into first. In the loss, Nikola Jokic led Denver with 19 points, 11 boards and eight assists, while Will Barton scored 15.
Blake Griffin is leading the Pistons in scoring and assists with averages of 24.7 points and 5.5 assists per game. Andre Drummond is second in scoring and first in rebounding with averages of 17.3 points and 15.4 rebounds per game. The Pistons are shooting 44.1% from the field and 35.0% from 3-point territory.
Nikola Jokic is the leading scorer, rebounder and leads in assists with averages of 20.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 17.9 points per game. As a team, Denver is shooting 46.9% from the field and 35.7% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Detroit is 3-0-1 ATS in its last 4 versus Northwest teams
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Pistons last 5
Denver is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 versus Central teams
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Nuggets last 7 at home
Free Betting Pick: Detroit Pistons +7
While Denver battles Golden State for the top spot and home court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs, the Pistons are battling for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. That makes this game very important to both teams, but slightly more so for the Detroit. The Pistons have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 meetings with the Nuggets. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win but fall short ATS 109-106.