Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets - 2/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (34-15) at Detroit Pistons (17-33)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 109.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.9 points and 10 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 17.6 points and 4.6 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four of their last six road games.
The Detroit Pistons need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 109 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.9 points and 5.9 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.2 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 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost four straight home games.
The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games and 18-41-1 ATS in their last 60 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The over is 16-5 in Pistons last 21 overall. The Nuggets are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Detroit and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are one of the hotter teams in the country right now and for whatever reason continue to get these soft lines. The Detroit Pistons are a complete mess without Griffin and Kennard on the court, as they've lost five straight and are losing those games by an average of 12.2 points while allowing 50.1 percent shooting from the field. The Detroit Pistons are just 9-16 ATS at home this season. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the Denver Nuggets on the road.