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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons
January 7, 2024
The Detroit Pistons will travel to Denver, Colorado to face the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena with the game scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday night and will air on Bally Sports Detroit.
Detroit is the worst team in the NBA this season as they enter this matchup with a record of 3-32 and is on a three-game losing streak following Friday’s 109-113 loss on the road against the Golden State Warriors. The Pistons are one of the lowest-scoring teams while also being one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA this season as they enter this game averaging the 6
fewest points while allowing the 5
most points per game with an average of 111.4 points and allowing an average of 122.34 points per game.
Cade Cunningham has been one of the best players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 23.4 points and 7.3 assists per game. The Detroit Pistons will look to end their three-game losing streak when they travel to face the Denver Nuggets.
The Denver Nuggets won the NBA Championship last season and are one of the best teams in the Western Conference this year as they enter this game with the 3
best record in the conference at 25-12, however, they are coming off a 120-122 loss at home against the Orlando Magic on Friday which also ended their two-game winning streak. The success of the Nuggets this season can be attributed to their defensive play as they are allowing the 4
fewest points per game with an average of 100.57 points per game while also being a slightly above-average scoring team as they are averaging 115.88 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.49 points per game.
Nikola Jokic continues to be one of the best players in the NBA and leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists, and is tied for the team lead in blocks with an average of 26.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 0.83 blocks per game. The Denver Nuggets will look to bounce back following the loss on Friday when they host the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
BookMaker has the Denver Nuggets listed as 15-point favorites
at home against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Denver has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Pistons are 6-4 ATS in the last ten while the Nuggets are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Detroit Pistons are 14-20-1 ATS overall, 9-10 ATS on the road, and 14-17-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Denver Nuggets are 16-20-1 ATS overall, 9-8-1 ATS at home, and 15-18-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Denver is one of the best teams in the NBA while Detroit is the worst and has been the better team in the series winning eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. The Nuggets have also been the slightly better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 16-20-1 overall while the Pistons are 14-20-1 ATS overall. Lay the points with the Denver Nuggets when they host the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Denver Nuggets -15
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