Brooklyn Nets (0-0) vs Detroit Pistons (0-0)Date : 10/17/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Little Caesars Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons
The Pistons will welcome the Nets to Little Caesars Arena for their season opener, the Pistons ended the season four games behind the Wizard ending their season as the 9th seed while the Nets finished the season as the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Brooklyn Nets 's Latest Performance :
The Nets are in a very tough spot since they made the trade with the Boston Celtics acquiring Pierce and Garnett, as a result, they don’t have any draft picks. Although the team made a move to get point guard D’Angelo Russell to be the leader of this Nets team. Spencer Dinwiddie has shown glimpse towards the end of the season that he could be one of the better finishers in the league because of his ball handling when D-low went down with an injury. The Nets are likely to run a two-point guard system with him and D-low sharing the rock. It will be a long season for the Nets fan but this tells you how one trade can affect the team for years and how important are draft picks if the team want to rebuild.
Player to watch: D’Angelo Russell, in his second season with the Nets he should have a better understanding of the offense. He should have a solid game against the Hawks in the season opener on the road. He should be considered as the most improved candidate this season.
Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :
In the offseason, the Piston assigned Dwanye Casey as their new head coach. The Pistons now have their frontcourt of the future Griffin and Drummond. However, they are still figuring out who should be playing in their backcourt Reggie Jackson has been dealing with injuries, and both he and Ish Smith have basically been splitting time when healthy. Stanley Johnson is a great lockdown defender but will still need some work offensively to be a threat at the three position. Coach Casey won’t be playing a high tempo offense as he did in Toronto however he will be focusing on post offense and run the offense through Griffin. Playing against the Nets shouldn’t be a problem for the Pistons look for them to dominate the paint early in the game.
Player to watch: Blake Griffin, no more Paul, and Jordan he will have to put this Detroit team on his back playing the point forward position running mostly a high low action creating passing lanes for the guards. He finishes his preseason scoring 29 points with three rebounds, five assists, and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Cavs.
How Brooklyn Nets & Detroit Pistons Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pistons are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Nets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Against The Spread Selection: Detroit Pistons
My reason for the pick :
The Pistons should open the season with a win over the Nets as Coach Casey take up the challenge to make the Pistons a playoffs team again. Griffin will have a great game against the Nets reminding us all again that he is still an All-Star and he is ready to take on the role as a leader. For the Nets they will have to work with what they have and with the team they currently have I don’t really see them winning a lot of games this season. The experienced Pistons should breeze past the Nets in the season opener.
Betting trends for Brooklyn Nets :
- Nets are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 road games.
Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:
- Pistons are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.