Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (16-27) at Washington Wizards (13-28)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -1 -- Over/Under: 232 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and the Washington Wizards duke it out at the Capital One Arena on Monday afternoon.
The Detroit Pistons have been in decent shape as they’ve split their last eight games and they will be gunning for a third straight victory after making light work of the Hawks in a 136-103 road win on Saturday. Derrick Rose led the team with 27 points and nine assists in just 26 minutes of action, Sviatoslav Mykhailuk added 25 points off the bench, Markieff Morris added 22 points while Andre Drummond racked up 16 points with 17 rebounds, three assists and five steals. As a team, the Pistons shot a sizzling 59 percent from the field and 15 of 32 from the 3-point line as they poured in 71 points in the first half before holding the Hawks to just 48 points in the second half to make it a blowout.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a rut lately as they’ve lost four of their last five games and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after getting thrashed by the Raptors in a 140-111 road loss on Friday. Troy Brown Jr led the team in scoring with 22 points, Isaac Bonga added 17 points with 10 rebounds while Bradley Beal chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Wizards shot 44 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line, but they never looked in the contest after falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Wizards are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games playing on two day’s rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the under is 9-3-2 in the last 14 meetings in Washington and the Pistons are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in Washington.
The Pistons have found a bit of form with a couple of impressive wins over the Celtics and the Hawks, so they will be quietly confident coming into this one. Meanwhile, the Wizards have been in rough shape and are coming into this one fresh off a beating at the hands of the Raptors. The Wizards lead the regular season series 2-1, but the last meeting belonged to the Pistons who won by 132-102 back on Dec 26. The Pistons are only 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in Washington, but they’ve come to life with Rose leading the way over the last couple of games and I think they can keep it going against a slumping Wizards team.