The NBA is back in action today as the Denver Nuggets will clash with the Detroit Pistons in the Motor City.
The Nuggets are heading into this game after a 127-115 road win over Milwaukee in their last game Friday night. And on the other side, Detroit came up a 105-92 home loser to Toronto in their previous contest Friday night.
Denver Nuggets Form
The Nuggets are playing well in the last few games. Moreover, they have won their last 2 games. On top of that, their recent record stands at 4 wins in the last 5 games, including an impressive win over the Bucks. Therefore, the Nuggets are now leading the Northwest Division by 1.5 games over the Jazz. As for the Western Conference playoff race, the team is 2nd with three games behind the Lakers for the top spot. The Nuggets are in a good form and they surely will be a force in the postseason.
On the offensive side of the game, the Nuggets score an average of 109.5 points per game on the year. And that is the 20th place in the league in scoring. Also, Denver has an average of 44.9 boards per night combined with 26.2 dimes a night. Additionally, the Nuggets are 5th in the league in scoring defence as they allow 106.1 points per contest this season.
Detroit Pistons Form
The Pistons are not playing well at the moment. Moreover, they have now suffered 5 defeats in a row and it seems that their form will drop even further down. Also, their poor form placed them now at the 4th spot in the
Central Division, with 25 games behind the Bucks for the top spot. As for the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the team stood 11th, five games behind the Magic for the final playoff spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Pistons score an average of 109 points per game which is the 22nd scoring record in the NBA. Also, they have an average of 42.3 boards combined with 24 assists per game. The Pistons are in the middle of the pack in scoring defence, ranking 17th by allowing 111.4 points per game.
The Pistons are in poor form at the moment. Also, their injury situation is not looking good as they miss some key players. On the other side, the Nuggets are having a good season. Also, they have been playing well and they have the winning momentum on their side. Take Denver to win this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons 02/02/2020 is: take the Denver Nuggets (Moneyline).
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