Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets odds, picks and predictions

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The Detroit Pistons (20-55) travel to Barclays Center for a 7:30 p.m. ET tip-off with the Brooklyn Nets (39-36). Below, we look at the Pistons vs. Nets odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

Detroit is 2-5 straight up (SU) but 5-2 against the spread (ATS) over the past two weeks with the latest being a 104-102 loss at home to the New York Knicks as a 4.5-point underdog.

Brooklyn is 4-3 SU and ATS in the last 14 days. The Nets have lost two of their last three games at the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday (132-120) and Charlotte Hornets Sunday (119-110) with a 110-95 victory over the Miami Heat Saturday.

The Nets are 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS versus the Pistons this season and the total is 1-2 Over/Under (O/U) in those games.

Pistons at Nets odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:47 p.m. ET.

  • Money line (ML): Pistons +750 (bet $100 to win $750) | Nets -1400 (bet $750 to win $1,400)
  • Against the spread: Pistons +13.5 (-107) | Nets -13.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under: 233.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

Pistons at Nets key injuries

Pistons

  • PF Jerami Grant (calf) out
  • SF Isaiah Livers (concussion) out

Nets

  • PG Ben Simmons (reconditioning) out

Pistons at Nets odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Nets 119, Pistons 112

Money line

SPRINKLE on PISTONS (+750) even though they probably won’t win but it’s such a fat payout and Detroit has been better than its record indicates recently.

The Pistons are 11th in adjusted net rating over the past two weeks at plus-3.2 and seventh in ATS margin at plus-4.9, according to CleaningTheGlass.com (CTG).

Detroit also plays a young squad that will give PF Kevin Durant and PG Kyrie Irving its best shot and this is a look-ahead spot for the Nets who host the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday.

Detroit’s spread is the preferred play because I don’t see Brooklyn losing two straight games but I’ll take a flier on the PISTONS (+750).

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Author: Lucy Green