Pistons odds vs. Wizards: Detroit trying to build momentum

Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sportsthe
Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sportsthe /

It might sound ridiculous to say that a 15-win team with the second-worst record in the NBA is trying to build momentum, but that is exactly what the Detroit Pistons are doing.

Detroit has won 3-of-4, including an overtime thriller against the Hornets that broke their 15-game losing streak vs. Charlotte.

The Pistons have been playing much more consistently of late, and we’re getting the kind of competitive games that we thought we’d see more of this season.

Cade Cunningham is still doing what he can to stay in the Rookie of the Year race, but lately foul trouble has kept him off the floor at times, which is costing him opportunities to have bigger games.

After getting close to full strength, Detroit suffered more minor injuries with Marvin Bagley III listed as questionable and Hamidou Diallo listed as doubtful with ankles.

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Frank Jackson is also still likely to be out, so the Pistons’ bench, which had been playing well of late, will be shorthanded once again.

The Wizards will be missing both Bradley Beal, who is out for the season, and Kristaps Porzingis, who has been ruled out with an injured knee.

Can Detroit take advantage on the road?

Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards: Odds, spread, over/under and best bets

According to WynnBET, the Pistons are four point underdogs on the road against Washington.

Considering the home team is always afforded a few points, the books pretty much see this one as even, which makes sense given the Wizards’ myriad injuries and the fact that they have lost two in a row.

The money lines are set at +155 for Detroit and -190 for Washington, so if you like the Pistons to win this one, just bet the money line and forget the points, as you will get better odds.

The over/under is 218, which seems about right considering they are scoring 210 combined for the season and allowing 222 between them.

However, both the Pistons and the Wizards have been scoring more of late, averaging 230 combined over their last three games.

I like the over and for the Pistons to keep building momentum and win this one outright against the slumping Wizards.

Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey continue to be the foundations for the Detroit Pistons in daily fantasy. Jerami Grant is coming off a very good game, but his shooting has been inconsistent, so I might wait one or two more games on him.

I like both Kelly Olynyk and Marvin Bagley III off the Pistons’ bench if they both play, as the Wizards will be shorthanded without Porzingis.

This will be a battle of the starting lineups, so hope for Cade to stay out of foul trouble and rack up a huge night on the road in Washington.

How to watch Pistons vs. Wizards

The game in Washington will tip off at 7:00 PM ET and you can watch it on Bally Sports Detroit or listen on 950 AM.

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