Date/Time: 03-26-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -7.5
In this battle between two of the top-6 teams of each conference, the Detroit Pistons, looking to end their current small losing streak, are visiting the Denver Nuggets, who fallen back on the second place of the West after their latest defeat and want to bounce back in this game.
Pistons are 37-36 so far in the league and are tied with Brooklyn on the sixth of the Eastern Conference. They are 1-3 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Golden State on the road, 114-121. Nuggets are 49-23 so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Western conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 6-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Indiana, 88-124.
Top Basketball BookmakersDetroit are led in scoring by Blake Griffin with 24.7 ppg. He also adds 7.5 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 5.5 per game, while Andre Drummond follows with 17.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 15.4 per game. Reggie Jackson adds 15.3 ppg and 4.2 assists per game. Denver are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 20.2 ppg. He also leads the team both in rebounding with 10.8 and in assists made with 7.6 per game, while Jamal Murray follows with 17.9 ppg, adding 4.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Gary Harris adds 13.5 ppg and 3 rebounds per game.
Detroit lead Denver 1-0 wins so far having won the previous game at home by 26 points. Denver are 30-6 at home, while Detroit are 14-23 on the road. Denver have both a better offense with 111.7 ppg to Detroit’s 107.7 and a better defense, allowing 107.1 ppg to Detroit’s 108. Nuggets have a better accuracy both from the field (46.8% to 44.2%) and from behind the arc (35.7% to 35.1). They are also better in rebounding (46.7 to 44.8) and they dish more assists per game (27.7 to 22.7) and both squads commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (13 to 13.1). Detroit don’t pose a threat on the road against a superior Denver team so pick the hosts in this one.
Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Denver Nuggets -7.5 (-109)