Pistons vs. Wizards Point Spread Pick

by | Last updated Mar 14, 2023 | nba

Detroit Pistons (16-53 SU, 31-37-1 ATS) vs. Washington Wizards (31-37 SU, 31-35-2 ATS)

When: Tuesday, March 14th, 7:00 PM (ET)

Where: Capital One Arena, DC, Washington


Point Spread: Det +11.5/Wash -11.5 (Tease your NBA picks up to 20 points at Wagerweb!)

Total: 223.5

Money Line: Detroit Pistons +437/-593

Notable Injuries


  • Bojan Bogdanovic (Out) Achilles
  • Alec Burks (Out) Foot
  • Hamidou Diallo (Out) Ankle
  • Marvin Bagley III (Out) Ankle
  • Isaiah Stewart (Out) Hip
  • Cade Cunningham (Out) Shin
  • Jaden Ivey (Out) Health Protocols


  • Taj Gibson (Questionable) Illness
  • Kyle Kuzma (Questionable) Knee
  • Xavier Cooks (Out) Not With Team
  • Johnny Davis (Questionable) Illness

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Detroit is 16-53 overall. When taking to the road, Detroit has a mark of 7-26 and a win percentage of 21%. Currently, the team is 15th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 31-37-1 vs the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs the spread, they are 1-4 in their past 5 games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past 10 games, they are 1-9 SU and 5-5 ATS.

Detroit will be looking to build on their most recent win over the Pacers. Cory Joseph led the team to a win with his 22 points. The Pistons were 3-point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS win.

Heading into the game, Washington is 31-37 overall. When playing at home, Washington has a mark of 15-17 and a win percentage of 47%. Currently, the team is 11th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 31-35-2 vs the spread. The Wizards need a win in today’s matchup vs Detroit to avoid their 4th straight loss.

In their last game, Washington was defeated by 76ers with a score of 112-93. Despite Corey Kispert scoring 25 points, the team was unable to come out on top. Going into the game, the Wizards were 8-point favorites.

The Historicals

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Wizards picked up the 120-99 win over the Pistons. The Wizards margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 6.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Wizards have a record of 2-0 vs the Pistons. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Wizards have an average scoring margin of +7 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. Detroit and Washington averaged a combined 215 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

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Coming into the game, Detroit’s offense is ranked just 28th in scoring at 111.4 points per game. This has come while being the 13th-ranked unit in pace. So far, the Pistons are averaging 99.8 possessions per contest. Detroit’s 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 35.2% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 32.7 3-point shots per game, placing them 17th in the NBA. Defense has been a struggle for Detroit, as they are currently allowing 112.55 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.41% of their looks from the outside.

It’s worth mentioning that the Pistons will be without their top two scorers, Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey, for today’s game. This season, Bogdanovic has been their leading scorer with 21.6 points per game, and Ivey has been averaging 15.4 points per game.

This season, Washington is averaging just 112.9 points per game, which places them 21st in the league. A major reason for these low numbers is the fact that they play at one of the slower paces in the NBA at just 98.1 possessions per game. Washington comes into the game ranked just 24th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 36.0% of their shots from deep, which places them 21st in the NBA. On defense, the Wizards are allowing an average of 112.0 points per game, placing them 16th in the league. So far, teams have shot 35.92% on their looks from outside vs Washington. This figure places them 21st in 3-point shooting defense.

Heading into this matchup, Washington is in jeporady of not having Kyle Kuzma in the lineup as he is questionable. This season, he is the team’s second-leading scorer at 21.2 points per game. So far, Kristaps Porzingis leads the team in scoring and is averaging 22.9 points per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
  • The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • The Wizards are 11-28 ATS in their last 39 Tuesday games.
  • The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The Pistons are supposed to be tanking, yet pulled out a big win last night at home against the Indiana Pacers. They’ll be on the back end of a back-to-back with travel and have lost three of their last four road games by double digits, so I’m getting down on the Wizards minus the points! Deposit $100, get $100 free! Deposit $200, get $200 free! Deposit $300, get $300 free! Just use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook and the free loot is yours!