The Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Washington Wizards need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing six of their last eight games.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 108.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 17.1 points and 3.5 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer, and Ish Smith is dishing 4.6 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 104.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 19.5 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 17.1 points and 5.5 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 road games and 17-36-2 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 9-2 in Wizards last 11 overall. The under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall. The Wizards are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.
The Washington Wizards don’t cover numbers, especially on the road, and you shouldn’t expect anything different here with them on the end of a back to back. The Detroit Pistons have quietly played decent ball as of late, and they’re actually winning their last five games by an average of four points. The Pistons should get the job done here at home given their current form and the rest advantage.
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