Pistons vs Nets Prediction & Best Bets
Detroit is on the road playing Brooklyn at the Barclays Center stadium on Thursday, 1/26/2023 @ 7:30pm EST. Brooklyn -9.25 was the opening favorite and current line is Brooklyn -9.
Detroit Team Statistics
On the year, Detroit has a 12-37 record. The team averages 112.4 points per game (24th in the league) while shooting 45.4% from the field. The Pistons shoot 35.6% from 3-point range (576 of 1,617) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. The Detroit Pistons have pulled down 42.5 rebounds per game and have accumulated 1,109 assists so far this season, ranking 25th in the league in ball movement. On a nightly basis, they commit 22.0 personal fouls and lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per game.
On defense, the Pistons force 14.0 turnovers and draw 21.7 fouls per game. With 1,269 assists allowed to the opposition this year, they rank 28th in the league. As a team, the Pistons allow an opponent's FG percentage of 49.5% (2,153 of 4,346), as well as 45.0 rebounds per game. While they are 29th in PPG allowed (120.3), they are surrendering 36.2% on 3-point attempts.
With a power ranking of 21, Detroit is ranked #25 in offense (scoring an average of 112.04 per game), #29 in defense (allowing an average of 119.65 points to be scored against them per game) and are 12-37 (19-27-3 ATS) this season.
Brooklyn Team Statistics
The Brooklyn Nets have a win-loss record of 29-17. On offense, the Nets are shooting 50.8% from the floor, ranking 2nd. So far this year, Brooklyn has scored 5,230 points (113.7 per game) and grabbed 40.6 boards. Their assist rate is 26.3 times per game (8th in basketball) and their turnover rate is 14.6, respectively. Every game, the Nets commit 21.9 fouls and shoot 78.7% from the free throw line.
With 110.7 PPG given up, the Nets rank 5th in the league. As a team, they have forced 14.2 turnovers per game and allowed opponents to shoot 45.0% from the floor (2nd in the league). As a team, Brooklyn allows 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (550 of 1,509), while their opponents make 76.4% of their free throws. The team surrenders 23.1 assists and 43.9 rebounds per game, which ranks them 4th and 20th, respectively.
Brooklyn Nets has a power ranking of 19 and are #16 for offense (scoring an average of 113.70 per game), #5 for defense (giving up an average of 119.65 points per game) and 29-17 (23-23 ATS) overall. Detroit went 3-0 (1-2 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Brooklyn.
Curated Picks & Predictions
- Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be DET 124.75, BKN 106.75.
- 59% of SportsJaw players predict Brooklyn Nets to cover.
- OddsShark has not made their prediction yet.
- 73% picked Brooklyn Nets on Covers.com
- SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Pistons 107 to Nets 131.
The Pistons come into this one having lost 8 of their last 9 games. Bojan Bogdanovic is coming off a game in which he scored 33 points for Detroit. The Nets are currently 4th in the Western Conference standings and have won 2 of their last 3 games. The Nets have started to play better since the injury to Kevin Durant, but still are missing his scoring tremendously. I expect Brooklyn to defend home court, winning this one and covering the 9 points.
Staff Pick BKN ATS (-9)
Written by SportsJaw Staff
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You've got to like the Under with Brooklyn right now. The Nets continue to be a top-five defensive team without Durant on the court, but their offense has been struggling. They also like to slow the pace of the game down, ranked No. 23 in average possession length. I expect them to slow it down even more on Thursday night after having just played a thriller with Philadelphia on Wednesday. Detroit has not been the same team since Cade Cunningham went down with a season-ending injury, so this matchup will be lacking firepower.
Both teams have a compariable offense and the Nets have a stronger defense. The Nets won more games straight up while Pistons won more ATS over their last 3 matchups. Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Pistons 111 to Nets 121.
- PG Cory Joseph Is OUT Thursday vs Brooklyn, Back
- PF Marvin Bagley III Is out indefinitely, Hand
- PF Isaiah Stewart Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Brooklyn, Shoulder
- PG Killian Hayes Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Brooklyn, Shoulder
- SF Isaiah Livers Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Brooklyn, Ankle
- PG Cade Cunningham Is out for season, Shin
- SF Kevin Durant Is out indefinitely, Knee
- PG Seth Curry Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Detroit, Knee
- SF Royce O'Neale Is probable Thursday vs Detroit, Hip
- PF Day'Ron Sharpe Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Detroit, Back
After crunching 8 data points, our relative predictions model has elected to not make a prediction on this game - view the Detroit vs Brooklyn infographic for details.