After defeating the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night, the Denver Nuggets come to Detroit seeking a second-straight win, this time in the Motor City. Despite a plethora of injuries, the Nuggets still remain a threat in the league and will most likely give fits to a struggling and rebuilding Pistons squad. Stranger things have happened though as the Nuggets are no stranger to getting caught off guard to a lesser team. Let’s take a look at the top NBA picks and betting trends, as well as the starting lineups for tonight’s Nuggets vs Pistons game.
Nuggets vs Pistons Game Info and NBA Picks
Denver Nuggets (24-21) vs Detroit Pistons (11-35)
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arean — Detroit, MI
Nuggets vs Pistons Betting Odds and NBA Picks
All Nuggets vs Pistons betting odds can be found at BetOnline
Moneyline: DEN: (-280) | DET: (+235)
Point Spread: DEN: -7 (-110) | DET: +7 (-110)
Total: 219 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Detroit Pistons Injury Report
PF Jerami Grant (out) | C Luka Garza (out) | C Kelly Olynyk (out) | PF Isaiah Livers (out) | PG Frank Jackson (day to day)
Denver Nuggets Injury Report
PG Jamal Murray (out) | SF Michael Porter (out) | PF Vlatko Cancar (out) | SG Markus Howard (day to day) | PF Jeff Green (day to day) | PF JaMychal Green (day to day)
Nuggets vs Pistons News and Preview
As alluded to already, the Nuggets beat the Pistons on January 23rd by a final score of 117-111. Denver was led by the now reigning Western Conference Player of the Week in Nikola Jokic who flirted with a triple-double coming away with 34 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists to go along with a couple of steals. As for the Pistons, they were led by their rookie, Cade Cunningham, who posted totals of 18 points, five rebounds, and eight assists with a field goal percentage of 46.7 percent.
With these two teams being in different conferences, this will be the last matchup between them this season. The Nuggets already lead the season series and will look to sweep it as they come to Detroit. Without former Denver Nugget, Jerami Grant, and other role players, the Nuggets have a good chance of pulling off said season-series sweep.
Nuggets vs Pistons NBA Betting Trends
- Denver is 4-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games.
- The total has gone OVER in Denver’s last six games.
- Denver is 5-15 straight up (SU) in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Detroit.
- Detroit is 6-3 ATS in their last nine games.
- Detroit is 2-5 SU in their last seven games this season.
Projected Detroit Pistons Starting Lineup
PG Cory Joseph | SG Cade Cunningham | SF Hamidou Diallo | PF Saddiq Bey| C Isaiah Stewart
Projected Denver Nuggets Starting Lineup
PG Monte Morris | SG Austin Rivers | SF Will Barton | PF Aaron Gordon| C Nikola Jokic
Nuggets vs Pistons Prediction | NBA Picks
As tempting as it may be to pick the upset, the safe bet is still on the Denver Nuggets. They are looking to start a winning streak and make some ground between them and the play-in tournament picture in the Western Conference. A couple of wins over a lottery team would be a good jumpoff point for this sort of streak. Not to mention, Nikola Jokic is still playing at an MVP level and will continue to dominate as long as his supporting cast does not let him down.
Denver’s injury report is about as long as Detroit’s, but Denver’s roster is still chock full of role players who know these types of games can make or break a season come playoff time when it comes to seeding. The Pistons are still very inexperienced and will probably have no answer for Jokic down on the block. I predict the Nuggets to win by pulling away within the last four to five minutes in the game.
For what it’s worth, ESPN’s Matchup Predictor gives the Nuggets a 75.7% chance to win the game.
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