Planning on watching today's Pistons and Nuggets game? Catch the action at Ball Arena in Denver, CO, as the Nuggets hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ALT. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 237 points, and the Nuggets are favored to win at home against the Pistons.

DETROIT PISTONS VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Pistons +16.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 8:00 ET on Sunday, January 7th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT PISTONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-108 in favor of the Nuggets.
  • Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 12 threes.

Taking a Look at the Pistons Chances in Denver

The Detroit Pistons head into today's matchup vs. the Nuggets with a record of 3-32 and have lost three straight games. When playing on the road, the Pistons have really struggled this season, going just 1-18.

As 16.5-point underdogs, the Pistons will look to pull off the upset. When looking at the standings, they are 15th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Central Division.

Out of their 35 games, the Pistons have been the underdog 32 times and have an average scoring margin of -10.8 points per game as the underdog. So far, they have gone 14-17 ATS as the underdog.

This season, the Pistons have put together an over/under record of 22-13, and their games have averaged a combined 233.7 points. Today's line of 237 is slightly higher than their average over/under line of 228.5. In their previous games with higher over/under lines than 237, their OU record is 5-2.

The Pistons are coming off a game where they scored 109 points, which is right around their season average of 111.4. Cade Cunningham is the team's leading scorer, averaging 23.4 PPG, while Jaden Ivey is second with 12.9 PPG.

Facing Denver, the Pistons aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 122.3 points allowed per game (26th). So far this season, the Pistons' defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 27.6 times per game vs. Detroit.

Can Denver Live Up to the Hype at Home?

With an overall record of 25-12, the Nuggets will look to pick up a win at home today as heavy 16.5-point favorites over the Pistons. If they are able to cover the spread, they will also snap their two-game losing streak against the spread.

When looking at the standings, the Nuggets are 3rd in both the Western Conference and the Northwest Division. Against other teams in the West, Denver has gone 16-9 compared to 9-3 in non-conference games.

So far, the Nuggets have been the favorite in 34 of their 37 games and have a record of 24-10 straight up but just 15-18 against the spread. When playing at home, Denver has an average scoring margin of +9.6 points per game and an ATS record of 9-8.

In terms of the over/under results, Denver's games have averaged 226.2 points per contest this season, and they have an over/under record of 14-22-1. Each of their last two games have surpassed the OU lines for those games.

In their most recent game, the Nuggets offense scored 120 points, which is right in line with their season average of 115.7 points per game. So far this season, the Nuggets offense has had trouble getting to the line and is 28th in the league in free-throw attempts per game. Overall, the Nuggets are shooting 49% from the field.

At this time, the Nuggets' defense is positioned 4th in the NBA, permitting 110.6 points per game. In their previous game, the Nuggets' defense struggled against the Magic, giving up 122 points on a field goal percentage of 50%.