The Denver Nuggets (46-23) visit the Detroit Pistons (16-54) on Thursday. Tip from Little Caesars Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nuggets vs. Pistons odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Denver fell to Toronto 125-110 on Tuesday failing to cover as a 1-point road favorite. It has now lost 4 games in a row and is 5-5 in its last 10. In that span, the Nuggets are 4-6 against the spread (ATS). They are 37-32 ATS on the season.
The Pistons fell 117-97 on the road against Washington on Tuesday failing to cover as 13.5-point underdogs. It is just 1-9 in its last 10 games and 4-6 ATS in that span. Detroit is 30-37-3 ATS this season.
Detroit beat the Nuggets in Denver 110-108 on Nov. 22 as an 11.5-point underdog.
Nuggets at Pistons odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Wednesday at 11:37 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Nuggets -850 (bet $850 to win $100) | Pistons +575 (bet $100 to win $575)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nuggets -12.5 (-112) | Pistons +12.5 (-108)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Nuggets at Pistons key injuries
- PG Collin Gillespie (leg) out
- SG Jamal Murray (knee) probable
- PF Marvin Bagley III (ankle) out
- SF Bojan Bogdanovic (achilles) out
- SG Alec Burks (foot) out
- PG Cade Cunningham (leg) out
- PG Hamidou Diallo (ankle) out
- PG Jaden Ivey (sick) probable
- PF Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nuggets at Pistons picks and predictions
Nuggets 124, Pistons 108
At 8.5 times the risk as you would return, the moneyline provides no opportunities for profit in this matchup.
BET NUGGETS -12.5 (-112).
One look at the Pistons’ injury report and it is not tough to tell why they are 1-9 in their last 10 games. With key players out for Detroit, even with Jamal Murray listed as probable for Denver, expect the Nuggets to have no trouble exposing Detroit.
The Nuggets’ offense ranks 7th in the league in points per game and 1st in field goal percentage while the Pistons’ defense ranks 29th in opponent points per game and 27th in opponent field goal percentage.
LEAN OVER 228.5 (-110).
As it stands, 228.5 would be the Nuggets’ 3rd-lowest closing line in their last 10 games. In that span, the Over is 7-3 including 3-0 on the road. The Over is also 4-0 in their last 4 games following an outright loss. Detroit posts a 19-15-1 home Over record this season.
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