Friday, March 31 2023

The Brooklyn Nets will look to continue their mastery of the Detroit Pistons when they meet in an Eastern Conference matchup on Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Nets (29-18), who are looking to win their eighth consecutive game against Detroit, are 13-7 on their home court this season. The Pistons (12-37), who have lost seven of eight, including the past four, are just 4-23 against teams in the East. Kevin Durant (knee) is out for Brooklyn, with Seth Curry (knee) listed as questionable. Marvin Bagley III (hand) is out for Detroit, while Isaiah Stewart (shoulder) is questionable.

Tip-off from Barclays Center is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Detroit is 6-19 on the road and has not won in Brooklyn since April 1, 2018. The Nets are 8.5-point favorites in the latest Pistons vs. Nets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 236. Before locking in any Nets vs. Pistons picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 15 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 47-22 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Pistons and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Pistons vs. Nets:

  • Nets vs. Pistons spread: Nets -8.5
  • Nets vs. Pistons over/under: 236 points
  • Nets vs. Pistons money line: Pistons +270, Nets -345
  • DET: The Pistons are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven Thursday games
  • BKN: The Over is 4-1 in the Nets’ last five home games against a team with a losing road record
  • Nets vs. Pistons picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons

Why the Nets can cover

Power forward Royce O’Neale has played well stepping in for the injured Durant. He was solid in Sunday’s win at Golden State, scoring 16 points, grabbing six rebounds and blocking two shots. He has registered two double-doubles on the year, including an 11-point and 10-rebound performance in a 112-102 loss against Oklahoma City on Jan. 15. For the season, O’Neale is averaging 9.4 points, five rebounds and 4.1 assists per game while playing elite defense.

Small forward Joe Harris has scored in double figures in two of the past four games, including a 16-point performance in a 117-112 loss at Phoenix on Jan. 19. In 40 games, he has reached double-digit scoring in 16 games, and for the season, Harris averages 8.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. In 19 career games against the Pistons, Harris is averaging 10.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

Why the Pistons can cover

Despite that, Brooklyn isn’t a lock to cover the Pistons vs. Nets spread. That’s because Detroit is led by small forward Bojan Bogdanovic, who was on fire from 3-point range in the loss to the Bucks on Monday. He hit six of seven 3-pointers and 11 of 15 field goals on the night for a game-high 33 points. He has scored 20 or more points in each of his last 10 games, and is averaging 24.8 points per game this month. For the season, he averages 21.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Rookie Jaden Ivey, the fifth pick in last year’s draft, is off to a solid start to his career. He is averaging 15.1 points, 4.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. He is coming off his fourth career double-double, scoring 12 points and dishing out 11 assists against Milwaukee on Monday. In the December meeting against the Nets, Ivy poured in 19 points and grabbed four rebounds.

How to make Pistons vs. Nets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 233 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Nets vs. Pistons? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.



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