Things are finally starting to click for the Brooklyn Nets who have beaten Indiana, Detroit and Atlanta in consecutive games. More importantly though their offense is playing much better, they’ve scored 117 points in two straight which is a good sign. Another good sign was their three-point performance against the Atlanta Hawks where they went 22-for-48 showing just how much potential they have this season. Brooklyn has won 15 of it’s last 21 games against teams who have a losing straight up record. They’ve also covered the spread in 15 of their last 21 games following a win.
It’s all going south very fast for the Detroit Pistons. They have only 1 win in 8 games so far and their No. 1 draft pick Cade Cunningham is off to a slower start than expected. HE did have a solid game against Philadelphia the other night scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, but the Pistons still fell by 11-points at home. A good sign for them was also the play of Jerami Grant who has struggled a bit out of the gate. Their leading scorer had 27 points and 6 rebounds, they really need him to step up as their offensive numbers are among the worst in the NBA. Detroit has a 0-5-1 ATS record in their last 6 games against teams with a winning record of 60% or higher. They’ve also failed to cover the spread in their last 7 games against teams who have a winning record.
We’ve seen a few surprises happen already this season (OKC beating the Lakers twice for example), so anything other than a big win for the Nets here would be just that – a massive surprise. Detroit is 30th in points scored, field goal percentage and three points percentage. With numbers like that you really don’t have anything to grab on to against one of the most potent offensive teams in the NBA. Back Brooklyn to cover the spread here.
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Betting on the total could be a little bit tricky, mainly because the Pistons are so bad at scoring this season. They’ve failed to crack the 100 point mark in 3 straight games and it looks like they won’t be doing so any time soon. In 10 of their last 15 games bettors have profited when backing the total to go under, this has also been the case with Brooklyn’s last 5 road games. These two teams played each other on October 31st and they combined for just 208 points, Detroit scored only 91 of those. I’m not worried about Brooklyn reaching their season averages in this one, or even going over them. Whether or not the Pistons can reach 100 points that remains to be seen, until they have a few consistently good scoring games I’m backing the under every single time.
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