The Washington Wizards (1-4) host the Detroit Pistons (3-4) at Capital One Arena Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
We analyze the Pistons-Wizards odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.
Place a legal sports bet on this NBA action or other games at BetMGM.
Pistons at Wizards: Key injuries
Pistons: PG Derrick Rose (hamstring) is day-to-day and will miss Monday’s game. PF Blake Griffin (knee/hamstring) is expected to make his season debut. PG Reggie Jackson (back) will miss another four weeks.
Wizards: PG John Wall (Achilles) is out for the year. SF C.J. Miles (foot) is questionable to return. C Ian Mahinmi (Achilles) is expected to be out another few weeks before reevaluation.
Pistons at Wizards: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips
NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full set of today’s betting odds. Odds last updated at 9:45 a.m. ET.
Pistons 112, Wizards 104
The PISTONS (+100) are the play as slight road underdogs. The backcourt is depleted by the injuries to Jackson and Rose, but the return of Griffin will be huge. Washington is 0-2 at Capital One Arena early in the year while the Pistons are 1-2 on the road and are coming off of a 113-109 home win over the Brooklyn Nets.
The Wizards have been outscored 121.4-117.2 on average. The Pistons are giving up 112.0 points per game to every 108.3 scored.
New to sports betting? A $10 bet on the Pistons to win outright returns a profit of $10.
Line/Against the Spread (ATS)
Stick with the moneyline and the outright victory rather than laying the -110 odds for Detroit to cover a spread of just +1.5. The narrow margin in favor of the Wizards is a good sign to stick with the added value on the visitors at plus money with the oddsmakers giving Washington less than a one-possession edge.
Washington is 4-1 against the spread but the lone loss came in one of two home games. Detroit is 3-4 ATS overall and 1-2 on the road.
Take the UNDER 224.5 (-110). Washington is 3-2 against the Over/Under on the year and Detroit is 4-3 with both teams topping the projected total by an average of four-to-five points. The Pistons’ backcourt injuries will slow down their pace as the offense will run around Griffin. He’ll help stifle any interior scoring for the Wizards.
Want some action in this one? Place a bet at BetMGM now. For more sports betting tips, visit SportsbookWire.com.
Esten’s NBA betting record: 8-14
Follow @EstenMcLaren and @SportsbookWire on Twitter.
Gannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services. Newsrooms are independent of this relationship and there is no influence on news coverage.
Was Lamar Jackson tipping plays by wiping his hands on a towel?
Fantasy football waiver wire targets after Week 9: Looking at the Lions, Steelers’ RB situations
OK, so now we can all stop questioning Lamar Jackson, right?
NFL fans had plenty of jokes for Baker Mayfield’s sad look at the postgame press conference
Tony Romo and Jim Nantz briefly moved to the sidelines during the Packers-Chargers game
Source: Read Full Article