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Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards 4/17/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards 4-17-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards 4/17/2021 – These are teams that can be found at the bottom of the NBA Eastern Conference standings. The Detroit Pistons are slowly getting some wins and they hope to get more when they battle the Washington Wizards this coming Saturday, April 17. The game will be held in the limited audience capacity of the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The live television broadcast begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown through NBC Sports Washington and Bally Sports DET. The Washington Wizards have some all-star power and they are expected by NBA spreads to win over the Detroit Pistons.

Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards 4/17/2021

When: April 17, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington | Bally Sports DET
Stream: NBA League Pass

Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards 4/17/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Detroit Pistons +5.5 (-111) 230.5 o (-110) +180
Washington Wizards -5.5 (-111) 230.5 u (-110) -222
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Detroit Pistons Betting

The Detroit Pistons managed to snap their three-game losing streak with a six-point victory over Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-104. They are still the worst team in the NBA Eastern Conference with a record of 17-38 but they are just a game behind the slumping Orlando Magic. Josh Jackson has been great for the Pistons against the Thunder as he tallied 29 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Frank Jackson and rookie Saddiqu Bey provided with 18 points each. Another rookie started in this match with Isaiah Stewart dominating with 15 points, 21 rebounds and two blocks. Killian Hayes returned from his injury giving the team nine points and seven assists.

Players to watch: J. Grant SF 49 GP 49 GS 34.4 MIN 22.6 PTS 0.7 OR 4.1 DR 4.8 REB 2.9 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 17.46 PER

J. Jackson SG 50 GP 15 GS 24.5 MIN 13 PTS 0.9 OR 3.2 DR 4.1 REB 2.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.1 TO 2.8 PF 1 AST/TO 12.44 PER

S. Bey SF 53 GP 36 GS 25.3 MIN 11.3 PTS 0.5 OR 3.5 DR 4 REB 1.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 0.8 TO 1.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 12.85 PER.

Washington Wizards Betting

The Washington Wizards are now on a winning groove as they prevailed in five out of six matches. They are still far from making the play-in tournament but the winnings made them tie the slumping Chicago Bulls with a record of 22-33. The New Orleans Pelicans were their last opponents but Russell Westbrook shined in overtime as the Wizards won by two points, 117-115. He was able to provide the team with a near-triple double of 36 points, 15 rebounds and nine boards. Bradley Beal also reached 30 points along with six assists and four boards while Daniel Gafford did 18 points and seven boards off the bench.

Players to Watch: B. Beal SG 45 GP 45 GS 35.3 MIN 31 PTS 1.2 OR 3.6 DR 4.8 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.3 TO 2.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 23.46 PER

R. Westbrook PG 47 GP 47 GS 35.4 MIN 21.8 PTS 1.6 OR 9.1 DR 10.8 REB 10.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 5 TO 2.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.61 PER

T. Bryant C 10 GP 10 GS 27.1 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.8 OR 4.3 DR 6.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 3.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.01 PER.

Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards 4/17/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Detroit Pistons

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games.
Detroit are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.
Detroit are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Washington.
Pistons are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Washington.
Detroit are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
Detroit are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games this season.
Detroit are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Washington Wizards

Washington are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games.
Washington are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games against Detroit.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home.
Washington are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit.
Washington are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Wizards are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Washington are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games played in April.

Injuries

Detroit Pistons

Wayne Ellington SF Rest is “?” Saturday vs Washington
Cory Joseph PG Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Washington
Mason Plumlee C Rest is “?” Saturday vs Washington
Jerami Grant SF Rest is “?” Saturday vs Washington
Rodney McGruder SG Elbow is “?” Saturday vs Washington
Dennis Smith Jr. PG Knee is “?” Saturday vs Washington
Hamidou Diallo SG Knee is “?” Saturday vs Washington

Washington Wizards

Davis Bertans PF Personal is “?” Saturday vs Detroit
Thomas Bryant C ACL is out for season

Head-to-Head
Detroit Pistons Washington Wizards
29-24-2 Against the Spread 28-26-0
27-28-0 Straight Up 27-27-0
108 Points per Game 114
111 Points Allowed per Game 119
44.93 Offensive FG% 46.81
77.37 Offensive FT% 76.09
35.66 Offensive 3PT% 34.64
47.85 Defensive FG% 47.28
76.38 Defensive FT% 77.56
37.38 Defensive 3PT% 37.85

Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Betting Picks

The Detroit Pistons are expected to maintain their good position in the NBA draft lottery while the Wizards have a good window to chase for the last play-in tournament spot. Online sportsbook has the Wizards winning their third-straight win over the Pistons.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Wizards as the favored team is at -222 while the Pistons are at +180 if they pull an upset.

ATS: 5.5 points is the given spread for this game with the Wizards having the -5.5 whale the Pistons get the +5.5.

TOTALs: 229 points is the total for both teams to dance on with the Pistons going over and the Wizards are under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 110, Wizards