NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons – Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
When: Tuesday March 26th at 9:00 PM ET
Spread: Denver -7
BookMaker has the Denver Nuggets favored by 7 points over the Detroit Pistons. The Denver Nuggets enter this game with a record of 49-23 overall and have won four of their last five games, but are coming off a road loss on Sunday against the Indiana Pacers by a score of 88-124 which ended their six-game winning streak.
The Detroit Pistons enter this game with a record of 37-36 overall and have lost three of their five games including two losses in a row including a road loss on Sunday against the Golden State Warriors by a score of 114-121. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons are 37-36 overall and 37-34-2 ATS. The Detroit Pistons remain in the playoff race, but aren’t likely to make it out of the first round even if they do get in. They are currently in 7th place in the Eastern Conference and trail the Milwaukee Bucks by 17.5 games for the top spot in the conference. Detroit is 37-34-2 ATS overall, 18-17 ATS after a loss, 18-18-1 ATS on the road and 18-22-2 ATS as an underdog.
Blake Griffin leads the team in scoring and assists with 1,726 points and 384 assists. Andre Drummond leads the team in rebounds, steals and blocks with 1,075 rebounds, 114 steals and 113 blocks.
Detroit is averaging 107.74 points per game which ranks 23rd in the NBA. They are averaging 11.40 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 6th in the NBA. They are averaging 22.71 assists per game which ranks 26th in the NBA.
The Pistons are allowing 108.04 points per game which ranks 8th in the NBA. They are averaging 33.51 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 25th in the NBA. They are averaging 6.92 steals per game which ranks 23rd in the NBA.
The Nuggets are 49-23 overall and 38-34 ATS. The Denver Nuggets are one of the top teams in the Western Conference and have a chance to make a deep run in the playoffs this season. They are currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference and trail the Golden State Warriors by .5 game for the top spot in the conference. Denver is 38-34 ATS overall, 10-12 ATS after a loss, 23-13 ATS at home and 28-25 ATS as a favorite.
Nikola Jokic leads the team in scoring, assists, rebounds and steals with 1,436 points 537 assists 764 rebounds and 95 steals. Mason Plumlee leads the team in blocks with 67.
Denver is averaging 111.68 points per game which ranks 17th in the NBA. They are averaging 12.18 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 2nd in the NBA. They are averaging 27.65 assists per game which ranks 2nd in the NBA.
The Nuggets are allowing 107.06 points per game which ranks 6th in the NBA. They are averaging 34.51 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 18th in the NBA. They are averaging 7.67 steals per game which ranks 13th in the NBA.
Denver gets the win, but Detroit gets the cover
Denver is the more talented team and is playing for the top overall spot in the Western Conference while the Pistons are trying to stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Both teams are 5-5 ATS in their last ten match-ups with the Pistons outscoring the Nuggets by an average of 101.40 to 100.90 in those games.
The Pistons are 2-1 ATS in their last three meetings with the Nuggets with both teams averaging 108.67 points in those contests. I look for Detroit to get the cover, but the Nuggets to get the win in this game on Tuesday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.