Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons 02/02/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons 02/02/2020 – Fresh from back-to-back wins against elite opponents, the Denver Nuggets are out to sustain their winning form on Sunday as they play the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Major online sportsbooks have already released the betting lines for Sunday’s NBA schedule, and surprisingly, the Nuggets – one of the top title contenders this season – are just listed as slight favorites at -2 across the spread against the Pistons team that is on a five-game losing skid.
Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons 02/02/2020
Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons 02/02/2020 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Nuggets salvaged two huge statement wins against elite-level teams this week after toppling the Utah Jazz, 106-100, and the Milwaukee Bucks, 127-115. Nikola Jokic, who recently got the second All-Star nod of his career, put up solid all-around performances in both games. He recorded 28 points, 10 boards and 4 assists in the win vs. the Jazz and then followed it up with a near triple-double effort (15 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists) in the victory against the Bucks.
Players to Watch: Nikola Jokic (19.9 PPG, 10.0 RPG and 6.6 APG)
Jeremi Grant (11.1 PPG, 3.6 RPG and 1.1 APG)
Will Barton (15.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG and 3.8 APG)
Detroit Pistons Betting
The Detroit Pistons are getting vintage performances from Derrick Rose night after night, but sadly they just couldn’t get the W. Detroit suffered their fifth consecutive loss on Friday, bowing to the Toronto Raptors, 105-92. Andre Drummond racked up a huge double-double with 20 points and 20 rebounds, while Derrick Rose scored 20 points or more for the 14th straight game, which makes him the first Pistons to ever do it since Grant Hill.
Players to Watch: Derrick Rose (18.9 PPG, 2.6 RPG and 5.9 APG)
Andre Drummond (17.2 PPG, 15.7 RPG, and 2.7 APG)
Reggie Jackson (13.3 PPG, 2.4 RPG and 3.9 APG)
Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons 02/02/2020 Betting Numbers
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Detroit are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Paul Millsap PF Knee is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin PF Knee is out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks
For NBA spread betting bettors, this Nuggets-Pistons game presents a big opportunity for them to win serious cash since Denver will likely enter the game with just a 2 or 3-point handicap. The Nuggets opened at just -2 across the spread, which comes as a surprise since Denver is coming off wins against the Jazz and the Bucks.
Moneyline: Bet on the Nuggets at -130. Even if Jamal Murray has been sitting out with an injury, Nikola Jokic, Garry Harris and Will Barton have proven more than enough to dispatch elite teams. The Pistons have Derrick Rose but beyond that they just don’t have enough firepower to match a title contender like the Nuggets.
ATS: Pick the Nuggets to cover the 2-point spread. Barring a Derrick Rose explosion, Denver should cruise to an easy double-digit win in this game.
TOTALs: Pick the UNDER at 218 points. The Nuggets like to limit teams’ offensive production. While the Bucks still dropped 115 points on their head in their last game, Denver should have no problem keeping the Pistons under 100 points.
Score Prediction: 108 – 98 Nuggets