Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets - 1/25/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (18-25) at Detroit Pistons (17-29)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 109.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 26.1 points and 6.7 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 21.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six straight road games.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.5 points and 5.9 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.7 rebounds. Luke Kennard is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Pistons are 18-38-3 ATS in their last 59 games as an underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets have serious issues going on during their five-game losing streak, mainly on the defensive end, but they're a rested team that should improve at some point with Kyrie back on the court. The Detroit Pistons have a ton of key players on the injured list and usually playing on the end of a back to back exposes a thin roster even more. The Brooklyn Nets should win this game and need to if they have any hopes of getting back in the playoff race. I'll lay the bucket with the Nets, the healthier and more rested team.