We’re back at the Capital One Arena for another NBA game on Tuesday, as the Washington Wizards (31-37) take on the Detroit Pistons (16-53). The Detroit Pistons rank 15th in the Eastern Conference going into the contest, three positions behind the 12th-placed Washington Wizards. The Washington Wizards need a win and need it fast to get their season back on track. Three defeats in a row are always brutal, and the Detroit Pistons should be wary of an opponent super motivated to end their current poor run.
Washington Wizards VS Detroit Pistons Moneyline
Go for the Washington Wizards to win (1.17) on the moneyline for Maryland sports betting.
The Washington Wizards lead the regular season series 2-0 against the Detroit Pistons going into their latest matchup. They won 117-119 in the previous encounter, going 8-2 in the last 10. The hosts are favored to win again on Tuesday, with their 1.17 moneyline odds implying there is a 86% chance of a home win. The Detroit Pistons are seen as the weaker team with odds of 5.50. Although they got a victory in their last match, they have had difficulty away from home lately, losing seven consecutive road games.
Bet on the Washington Wizards for the outright moneyline win. The hosts have gone 8-2 in their past ten matchups against the Detroit Pistons, winning the last game 117-119 at Little Caesars Arena on March 2023.
Washington Wizards VS Detroit Pistons Spread
Bet on the Washington Wizards -11.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Maryland sportsbooks have the Washington Wizards pinned down as the 11.5-point favorites against the Detroit Pistons, leaving the hosts as the clear-cut choice for the win. They achieved victory in four of their recent five games on their home court in this series, with a win-margin of 13.5 points on average.
The Washington Wizards have a 31-35-2 ATS record in all games this season. Their record at the Capital One Arena is 13-18-1 ATS. In their previous ten games, the Washington Wizards went 3-7 ATS overall and 4-6 ATS in the last ten at home.
Away from home, the Detroit Pistons have gone two games without covering the spread. Their road record this season is 15-16-2 ATS. The visitors have gone 5-5 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 4-6 ATS.
Washington Wizards VS Detroit Pistons Total
Total under 224.5 (1.91) is how we’d bet on the total.
Based on their head-to-head record, the Washington Wizards and the Detroit Pistons look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 214.7 points between them, including 214 points in the last five at the Capital One Arena.
The total line is set at 224.5. The Washington Wizards and the Detroit Pistons’ combined points total has not exceeded this 224.5 line seven times in their last ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of 1.91.
The total went under in the last two Washington Wizards games. Their record for the season is now 32-32 O/U. Against the total, the Washington Wizards have gone over in three of their past five home games. They are 5-4-1 O/U in the last ten overall.
The Detroit Pistons went under the total in their last three road games. Their away record is 16-17 O/U. The last five road games involving the Detroit Pistons failed to surpass the total three times, averaging 222.8 points per game.
Washington Wizards VS Detroit Pistons Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Detroit Pistons (5.50) | Washington Wizards (1.17)
- Against the spread (ATS): Detroit Pistons +11.5 (1.91) | Washington Wizards -11.5 (1.91)
- Over/Under (O/U): 224.5 (1.91) | (1.91)
Washington Wizards Form
In their last match, Washington Wizards endured a 112-93 loss to Philadelphia 76ers, which meant their poor form in the league had extended to five defeats in six matches.
Going into Tuesday’s contest, the Washington Wizards are not particularly proficient offensively, having scored an average of 112.9 points per game. The hosts have kept their opponents to an average of 113.4 points per game and 113.7 points when playing at home.
Last year, the Washington Wizards failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 35-47 regular season. They ended up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the home side 31-37 so far.
The only reported injury concern for the Washington Wizards is Taj Gibson.
Detroit Pistons Form
The Detroit Pistons had a huge victory over the Indiana Pacers in their last match. They won 117-97 and hope this will prove to be a turning point, having only 1-9 in their last 10 games.
The Detroit Pistons have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 111.4 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Tuesday’s matchup. The defense has been the away side’s Achilles’ heel, allowing an average of 118.6 points per game in 69 contests this season.
During the previous NBA season, the Detroit Pistons had a dismal 24-58 record, which put them in 14th place in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Central Division. This prevented them from making the playoffs. They have continued to struggle this year, with a current record of 16-53, making it unlikely for them to make the postseason.
The Detroit Pistons have 7 players injured for the upcoming match in Alec Burks, Bojan Bogdanovic, Hamidou Diallo, Marvin Bagley III, Isaiah Stewart, Cade Cunningham, and Jaden Ivey.
Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons H2H
In their last matchup, the Washington Wizards emerged victorious with a score of 117-119 against the Detroit Pistons. The game took place at the Little Caesars Arena on March 2023. Taking on the Detroit Pistons at the Capital One Arena is a game the Washington Wizards clearly relish. The hosts are 8-2 in the past ten meetings between the sides, as they won eight of the past eight encounters in front of their boisterous crowd.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Washington Wizards managed 109.4 points on average per game, while the Detroit Pistons put 105.3 points on board.