Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Where to Watch: NBCS-DC
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Pistons +10.5, Wizards -10.5; Over/Under: 230.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Pistons +10.5, Wizards -10.5; Over/Under: 230.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Pistons +10.5, Wizards -10.5; Over/Under: 230.5 points
Detroit Pistons: 15-53 (5th place, Central Division)
Washington Wizards: 31-37 (3rd place, Southeast Division)
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Detroit Pistons: 0-10 last 10
Washington Wizards: 3-7 last 10
Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Preview and Analysis
The Pistons are coming into this game with a 15-53 record overall and they are 7-26 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They still have a game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night that needs to be played first as this is the 2nd leg of a back-to-back for them on Tuesday. They are entering this game on an 11 game losing streak with losses coming against the Toronto Raptors, the Boston Celtics, the Orlando Magic, the Raptors again, the Charlotte Hornets, the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Washington Wizards, the Hornets again, and the Indiana Pacers in their last game. Isaiah Livers led the team in points in that game with 18 while Killian Hayes was next on the team with 17 points. Killian Hayes led the team in assists in that game with 13 while Jalen Duren led the team in rebounds with 11. They were 45.7% from the field, 32.4% from 3-point range, and 66.7% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 111.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 118.9 PPG against them. The Pistons have an ATS record of 29-36-3 this season and their O/U record is 35-32-1.
The Wizards are coming into this game with a 31-37 record overall and they are 15-17 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game on a 3 game losing streak with losses coming against the Atlanta Hawks twice in a row and the Philadelphia 76ers in their last game. Corey Kispert led the team in points in that game with 25 while Bradley Beal was next on the team with 13 points. Kyle Kuzma and Bradley Beal each led the team in assists in that game with 4 while Kyle Kuzma led the team in rebounds with 11. They were 40.5% from the field, 23.1% from 3-point range, and 82.6% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 112.9 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 113.4 PPG against them. The Wizards have an ATS record of 31-34-3 this season and their O/U record is 32-34-2.
Pistons vs Wizards Prediction
The current betting odds have the Wizards listed as a 10.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Wizards haven't been great this season with their 31-37 record overall but they have been a lot better than the Pistons and are playing a lot better now that they are healthy. They are only 15-17 in their home games this season and they have lost 3 games in a row now but they will be looking to bounce back in a big way on their home court against one of the worst teams in the entire NBA. The Pistons have been terrible this season with their 15-53 record overall and they have been terrible in their road games too with a 7-26 road record. They are in a huge slump too with 11 losses in a row now and they are riddled with injuries to their starting players and their bench players. The Wizards are finally healthy with all of their key players back in the starting lineup and they have been improving a lot as a team over the last month. The best way to place a bet here is on the Wizards to cover the spread in this game.
Pistons Wizards Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Tuesday, March 14, 2023 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Wizards 117 Pistons 98.
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NBA Betting Trends
Detroit Pistons: 14-26 ATS revenging a loss where the opponent scored 110 or more points. 6-23 ATS revenging a same season loss vs opponent. 14-4 UNDER revenging a close loss vs opponent of 3 points or less.
Washington Wizards: 22-15 ATS after scoring 100 points or less. 19-13 ATS after a combined score of 205 points or less. 23-17 UNDER after a blowout loss by 15 points or more.
Detroit Pistons: A. Burks (SG) Out Mon - Foot. M. Bagley III (PF) Late March - Ankle. B. Bogdanovic (SF) Late March - Achilles. J. Ivey (PG) Out indefinitely - Illness. I. Stewart (PF) Early April - Shoulder. H. Diallo (PG) out for season - Ankle. C. Cunningham (PG) out for season - Shin.
Washington Wizards: T. Gibson (PF) Ques Tues - Illness.
“Killian has to play at that level and with that force for every minute he can. That's a hard thing for young players to understand, whether it is on the offensive or defensive end.” - Dwane Casey after his team’s loss against the Pacers in their game on Saturday.
“The biggest thing was that we didn't have any pace in the half court. Beyond just getting the ball up, but trying to play off the dribble too much instead of the power of the swing pass and letting the offense work for you.” - Wes Unseld Jr. after his team’s loss against the 76ers in their game on Sunday.
PG Killian Hayes
SG R.J. Hampton
SF Isaiah Livers
PF Eugene Omoruyi
C James Wiseman
PG Monte Morris
SG Bradley Beal
SF Deni Avdija
PF Kristaps Porzingis
C Daniel Gafford
PPG: B. Bogdanovic (21.6)
APG: C. Cunningham (6)
Reb/G: J. Duren (8.8)
PPG: B. Beal (23.2)
APG: B. Beal (5.4)
Reb/G: K. Porzingis (8.5)
Detroit Pistons: Dwane Casey (5th season)
Washington Wizards: Wes Unseld Jr. (2nd season)