Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-26-2018




Washington Wizards vs  Detroit Pistons	Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-26-2018

Washington Wizards (13-21) vs Detroit Pistons (15-16)

Date : 12/26/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons

The Washington Wizards with travel to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Michigan to battle the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Detroit continues to slide into the abyss of defeat as they lost their second straight game versus the Atlanta Hawks as they shot only 41% from the floor while also getting 10 three-pointers on the night; Nonetheless, the allowed the Hawks to shoot only 39% from the floor while the  visitors were able to outrebound the home team by a margin of  54 – 41 for the game in addition to capitalizing off 16 turnovers for the Pistons, in the meantime.

On the other hand, the Washington Wizards could not extend the momentum of their home win over the Phoenix Suns as they suffered a loss to the Indiana Pacers on the road in the last outing as they not only allowed the Indiana Pacers to shoot 44% on the night, but, the home team was able to outrebound the visitors by a 57-37 margin while also taking advantage of 22 turnovers en route to the victory. The Wizards are 8-3 against the spread in the last eleven meetings versus the Indiana Pacers.

 

Washington Wizards 's Latest Performance :

The Washington Wizards are only winners of one of their last four games as each of those losses were by an average of 14 points. Nonetheless, the Washington Wizards finds themselves in the midst of a damaging losing streak and will certainly need to pick up a win in which to build confidence moving forward. In their last outing versus the Indiana Pacers on the road, they shot horribly from the floor at 36% while connecting on only nine of 35 3-point attempts for the night as the Pacers outrebounded the Wizards by 57-37 margin while also taking advantage of a whopping 22 turnovers for a Wizards team that simply does not have it on the offensive end at this point in the season.

On the other hand, Washington allowed Indiana to shoot 44% while making good on only nine 3-pointers on the night as Markieff Morris led the team went 16 points while going just 5-12 from the floor while John Wall and Bradley Beal had awful nights in combining for 14 points for the Wizards on 3 – 18 shooting from the floor along with 2 – 10 accuracy from three-point range. And while the Wizards enter their matchup with the Indiana Pacers scoring at least 118  points in four of their prior five games, the Indiana Pacers certainly grinded their offense to a halt in their last meeting.

In all, look forward the Detroit Pistons, who have allowed opponents to score under 100 points in the last two outings, to follow the same type of philosophy as the Wizards have certainly proven that they have problems scoring on a consistent basis vs. teams that essentially get after it on the defensive end of the floor.

 

Detroit Pistons's Latest Performance :

The Pistons will be certainly looking to get back on the winning track versus a struggling Washington Wizards squad on Wednesday as they have dropped eight of their last 10 games, overall, while also losing three straight, altogether, as they suffered defeat in a competitive matchup at home versus the Atlanta Hawks in their last outing as Blake Griffin failed to convert late free throws in which to tie the game for the  Pistons. In fact, Blake Griffin struggled from the field throughout the night as he went 4-14 while ending with 15 points along with seven rebounds while Andre Drummond chipped in 13 points along with pulling down 15 rebounds as the Pistons shot 40% from the floor while going 10 – 29 from 3-point range with leading scorer, Langston Galloway, going 3-5 from long-range while leading the team with 18 points in the loss.

Both teams turn the ball over frequently in this matchup as Detroit had 16 for the game while the Pistons also were outrebounded by the Hawks by a 54 – 41 margin change en route to dropping their fourth game in five outings, overall. Defensively, the Pistons were very solid as they allowed the visitors to shoot under 39%;  However, Vince Carter along with Alex Lin led the team with 18 and 16 points while Trae Young finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, along with six assist for the Hawks. The Pistons will certainly want to pick up a win in this matchup as they will embark upon an extended road trip after their matchup with the Hawks, where they have been horrible lately in winning just one of their last five road games, overall.

 

How Washington Wizards & Detroit Pistons Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

 

Washington is 12-20 ATS while the OU is 21-13

Detroit is 15 – 15 – 1 ATS while the OU is 14 – 17

 

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This will be a much-needed game for both teams as Washington and Detroit enters the game needing a win in which to build confidence, as stated. And while Detroit is certainly struggling on the offensive end, in particular, the Washington Wizards are also struggling in this area as John Wall was coming off of an illness in his last matchup while Bradley Beal has step things up on the offensive end for the Wizards in the past few games in averaging 34 points per game.  However, versus a defensive-minded Indiana Pacers squad, they certainly lost their way early and often. Nonetheless,  the Paceers will certainly be chomping at the bit in which to shore up offensive vulnerabilities versus a Washington squad that allows teams to score with 18 points per game on 47% shooting in 2018.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Detroit Pistons

My reason for the pick :

 

Again, while the Pistons have certainly not had productive games at Little Caesars Arena lately, the Washington Wizards have certainly not played well away from Capital One Arena either, as stated. With that being the case, look for Detroit to get back into the win column with a much-needed victory over an inconsistent Washington team that is not only struggling to right the ship and at this point, but has shown that they have a propensity to not remain consistent, at all, on the defensive end of the floor.

 

 

Totals Selection: Pick: Under

My reason for the prediction :

Look for Detroit to certainly establish themselves early and often on the defensive end in this matchup versus a struggling Washington team. On the other hand, the under has been the play in three of the last four home games for the Pistons while also being the result in three of the last five games, overall, for the Washington Wizards. With that being the case, look for the under to certainly be the strong play in this matchup due to the way in which both offenses have struggled along with the overall defense prowess for the home team.

Betting trends for Washington Wizards :

  • Under is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 games following a ATS loss.
    Pistons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.
    Pistons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.

Betting trends for Detroit Pistons:

  • Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
    Wizards are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
    Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

Falepa

A sports analyst and enthusiast, Filipa enjoys writing articles for NHL, NBA, NCAAB, and, of course, for NCAAF. In addition, he enjoys the true art of breaking down games in such as way as to locate certain trends that can impact future contests. With a willingness to research, construct, and relay information that any reader can understand, Filipa aims to provide the reader with interesting & indepth knowledge for upcoming sporting events.