The 7-17 Detroit Pistons will hit the road to face the 12-9 Brooklyn Nets in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Brooklyn is scheduled for 7:35PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The betting odds in this NBA game has the home club Brooklyn Nets favored by -8 ½ points with an over under line of 189 points. There has been no line movement since the NBA odds came out a few hours ago.
The teams met three times last year in the lockout year with Detroit winning two of the three games and covering all three games. Each game played over the total. Trend: Detroit Pistons are 3-0 ATS in their past three games with the Brooklyn Nets.
Detroit has lost two straight and four of their past five games. They are 2-11 on the road. The only win in came against a bad Cleveland team. They come off the 101-94 home defeat to Denver last week as a +4 ½ point underdog. The Pistons have not been good on defense allowing 104 points a game during those four losses in five games. The Pistons struggle for scoring averaging just 94 a game. Greg Monroe leads this team with 15 points a game. Charlie Villanueva is down to just 15 minutes a game now and a7 points per game average.
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-5 on their home court. They break a five game losing streak on Wednesday in a 94-88 road win against an injury depleted Toronto Raptors team as a -7 point betting favorite. The Nets have struggled without Brook Lopez in the lineup that has been sidelined with a sprained foot. He is questionable for Friday. The team is 2-5 in his absence. On defense the Nets has suffered without Lopez. He has strong presence in the paint with his ability to alter shots. We saw Golden St put up 109 and Miami 117 on this Nets team minus Lopez. The team suddenly has allowed 46 ½% shooting from the field to opponents ranking 27th in the NBA.