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Nets vs. Pistons: Predictions, Preview and Betting Picks

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Nets vs Pistons Odds, Preview, Injury Report, Predictions, Preview and Picks
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On Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, the Brooklyn Nets (5-3) are playing the Detroit Pistons (1-7) at Little Caesars Arena. As of yet, the Nets are 4-4 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Pistons are 2-6 against the spread. BetUS odds are posted down below.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons odds, predictions, picks and game preview

Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Little Caesars Arena; Detroit, Michigan

TV channels: Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Indiana, NBA League Pass, YES Network

Radio broadcast: WXYT, WFAN-AM/FM

Live stream: Hulu + Live TV (seven-day free trial), AT&T TV (cancel within 14 days for a full refund)

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Nets have a 71.4% chance of winning

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons news

Retrieved from Land of Basketball’s database, these two Eastern Conference teams have played one another 185 times in the regular season all-time. The Pistons are 109-76 versus the Nets in the regular season. To add to Brooklyn’s convincing statistics, the team is also 3-0 against Detroit in their last three head-to-head meetings. On Oct. 21, 2021, the Nets won 117-91 over the Pistons at Barclays Center.

Moreover, the Pistons have assigned Isaiah Livers, Luka Garza and Saben Lee to the Motor City Cruise, the organization’s G League affiliate. In Livers’ 2020-21 season playing for the Michigan Wolverines, he averaged 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in per game in 23 games played. The forward was selected 42nd overall in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons betting odds and lines

Nets vs. Pistons: Predictions, Preview and Betting Picks

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 210.5

Point spread: Nets -10.5 (-110)

Best moneyline: Nets -500, Pistons +400

Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons injury report

Nets: PG Kyrie Irving (out indefinitely) | C Nicolas Claxton (out indefinitely)

Pistons: SF Isaiah Livers (questionable) | SF Chris Smith (questionable) |

Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons preview

Additionally, on Wednesday, in the Nets’ 117-108 home win over the Hawks, forward Kevin Durant led his team in points and rebounds, accumulating 32 points and 7.0 rebounds in 36 minutes of action. Guard Joe Harris ended his performance with 18 points and 6.0 rebounds in 34 minutes played. While the Nets were out-rebounded 52 to 42, they nailed their jump shots.

After viewing the box-score game statistics, Brooklyn shot 43-for-88 (48.9%) from the field and 22-for-48 (45.8%) from three-point range. The Hawks outscored them 29 to 22 in the fourth quarter, but the Nets started off strong, finishing their first-quarter performance with 35 points. Brooklyn is now on a three-game winning streak. Plus, they are 4-2 at home and 1-1 away.

Meanwhile, in the Pistons’ 109-98 home loss to the 76ers on Wednesday, forward Jerami Grant scored a team-high 27 points in 38 minutes spent on the court. Not to mention, rookie guard Cade Cunningham closed out his night with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 32 minutes played. This was Cunningham’s first NBA career double-double. In addition to losing the rebounding battle 49 to 41, the Pistons were outscored 46 to 32 in the second half.

Even with the number one pick of the 2021 NBA Draft, the Pistons have a lot of problems. One player cannot possibly win a team a championship. Clichés aside, versus Philadelphia, Detroit shot 35-for-87 (40.2%) from the floor and 11-for-36 (30.6%) from behind the arc. After this loss, the Pistons are now on a three-game losing streak. They are 1-3 at home and 0-4 away.

Projected starting lineup:

Nets: PG James Harden | SG Joe Harris | SF Bruce Brown | PF Kevin Durant | C Blake Griffin

Pistons: PG Cade Cunningham | SG Killian Hayes | SF Saddiq Bey | PF Jerami Grant | C Isaiah Stewart

Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons prediction

Furthermore, the total for tonight’s Eastern Conference mismatch is set at 210.5. According to the spread consensus, 63% of bettors are predicting the Nets will cover the spread. Regarding the total consensus, 70% of gamblers are expecting the total to go over 210.5. Considering the Nets are 10.5-point favorites, some folks are unsure if Brooklyn will cover on the road this time around. The Pistons are a below average opponent, but they are a better team at home — even if they’re still awful.

For highlighted betting trends, the Nets are 4-1 straight up in their last five games. The total has also gone under in seven of the team’s past eight games. In addition to the Nets being 5-1 SU in their previous six contests versus Detroit, they are 3-8 SU in their last 11 performances at Little Caesars Arena. Next, Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in the team’s previous five games played versus Central Division opponents.

On the other side, the Pistons are 2-11 ATS in their past 13 performances. Also, the total has gone under in 10 of the team’s last 15 games. And, the total has gone over in four of their previous six games played against Brooklyn. Lastly, the total has gone under in five of Detroit’s last six matches played in November, and they are 2-9 ATS in their past 11 games versus Eastern Conference opponents. Therefore, the Nets will win and they will likely cover the spread.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons betting pick

Pick the Nets to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 210.5. Brooklyn is a heavy 10.5-point favorite with BetUS.

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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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