Wizards Vs Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 17, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 17, 2021

The Washington Wizards (22-33) host the Detroit Pistons (17-39) as 5.5-point favorites after Russell Westbrook went off for 36 points in the Wizards’ 117-115 victory over the Pelicans. The matchup airs on NBCS-DC at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The point total for the matchup is set at 228.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 17, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Wizards vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 17

Wizards:
Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee)

Pistons:
Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),
Hamidou Diallo: Day To Day (Knee),
Cory Joseph: Out (Ankle),
Wayne Ellington: Out (Rest),
Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee),
Jerami Grant: Out (Knee),
Mason Plumlee: Out (Rest)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pistons (+5.5)
Total Pick Under (228.5)
Prediction Wizards 114, Pistons 112

The model favors the Wizards by 1.7 points, a much smaller margin than the 5.5-point spread set by DraftKings. Take the Pistons to cover.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (225.7 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (228.5 points).

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Wizards Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 46 31.0 4.8 4.8 1.1 0.3 2.2
Russell Westbrook 48 22.1 10.9 10.8 1.2 0.4 1.3
Rui Hachimura 46 13.7 5.8 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.8
Davis Bertans 41 11.2 3.0 0.9 0.6 0.2 2.9
Robin Lopez 55 8.7 4.0 0.8 0.3 0.6 0.1

Wizards Player Props

  • Westbrook’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 47.5, 3.7 higher than his season average of 43.8.
  • Bradley Beal’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 28.5, 2.5 points less than his season average of 31.0.
  • Davis Bertans’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 4.5, 1.6 shots higher than his season average of 2.9.
  • Daniel Gafford’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.7 blocks lower than his season average of 1.2.

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 49 22.6 4.8 2.9 0.7 1.1 2.2
Josh Jackson 51 13.3 4.2 2.1 0.9 0.7 1.3
Hamidou Diallo 42 11.4 5.0 2.1 0.9 0.5 0.5
Saddiq Bey 54 11.4 4.1 1.3 0.7 0.1 2.3
Mason Plumlee 51 10.3 9.1 3.5 0.8 0.9 0.0

Pistons Player Props

  • Jerami Grant’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 29.5, 0.7 less than his season average of 30.2.
  • Killian Hayes’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 13.5, 1.9 greater than his season average of 11.6.
  • Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 1.0 shot less than his season average of 2.5.
  • Grant’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks higher than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • The Wizards make 46.8% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.9 percentage points lower than the Pistons have allowed to their opponents (47.7%).
  • Washington has a 17-10 record against the spread and a 15-12 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 47.7% from the field.
  • Detroit’s record is 16-8-2 against the spread and 13-14 overall when its opponents make more than 46.8% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pistons are shooting 44.9% from the field, 2.3% lower than the 47.2% the Wizards’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Detroit has compiled a 14-3 record against the spread and a 10-8 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 47.2% from the field.
  • Washington is 10-8 against the spread and 9-10 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 44.9% from the field.
  • The Wizards’ 34.3% three-point shooting percentage this season is 2.7 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pistons have shot from beyond the arc (37%).
  • Washington has assembled a 16-6 record against the spread and a 12-10 straight-up record in games this season when the team connects on more than 37% of its three-point attempts.
  • Detroit is 14-7-1 against the spread and 13-11 overall when its opponents shoot better than 34.3% from deep.
  • The Pistons shoot 35.5% from beyond the arc this season. That’s only 2.2 percentage points lower than the Wizards have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.7%).
  • Detroit is 18-4 ATS and 12-11 overall when the team hits more than 37.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Washington is 16-8 ATS and 12-12 overall in games it shoots over 35.5% from deep.
  • The Wizards knock down 10.3 three-pointers per game this season, 1.7 fewer makes per game than the Pistons allow (12).
  • Detroit is 21-9 against the spread and 14-17 overall when it connects on more threes than its opponents, while Washington is 21-19 ATS and 16-25 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Pistons make the 20th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Wizards give up the 16th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Wizards vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Wizards Rank Wizards AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
10th 113.8 Points Scored 107.7 25th
29th 118.6 Points Allowed 111.2 13th
10th 44.5 Rebounds 42.6 20th
23rd 9.2 Off. Rebounds 10 14th
29th 10.3 3pt Made 12 20th
14th 24.9 Assists 24.5 17th
25th 14.5 Turnovers 13.9 21st

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