Pistons vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/7/24

Denver Nuggets (25-12) vs Detroit Pistons (3-32)

Game Info: Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -16.5 -- Over/Under: 238 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Denver Nuggets look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

Detroit Pistons Betting Preview

The Detroit Pistons are coming off losses to the Rockets, Jazz, and Warriors. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 122.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Cade Cunningham is averaging 23.4 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.8 points and 2.9 assists. Jalen Duren is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden Ivey is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

Detroit Pistons Player Facts

  • Cade Cunningham ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (7.4) this season.
  • Bojan Bogdanovic ranks 7th amongst qualified Forwards for three-pointers made Per Game (3.0) this season.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets beat the Hornets and Warriors this week, but just lost to the Magic. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.1 points and 11.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is the only player to have recorded a 30-point, 20-rebound game this season.
  • Jamal Murray ranks 11th amongst qualified players for FT% (89.0%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 1st in the league for turnovers per game this season (12.2).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.6).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for steals per game this season (6.1).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (9.0).

Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets could obviously run away with things here, and it would surprise nobody. However, this will be the Nuggets fourth game this week, and I have to ask just how motivated they are to embarrass the worst team in the league. The Nuggets had that emotional win over the Warriors then lost to the Magic, and now they have a couple of days off after this game. Win and go study horses with Jokic. This line is massive. It's the Pistons or pass for me. 

Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons +16.5

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