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Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/14/2021

Denver is an 8.5-point favorite against Detroit when the Nikola Jokic-led Nuggets (46-24) and Jerami Grant's Pistons (20-50) meet on May 14, 2021. The point total for the matchup is 216.

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Nuggets vs. Pistons Betting Data

Nuggets vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -8.5 -110 -110 216 -110 -110

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver holds a losing record against the spread this year, going 33-37 ATS.
  • The Nuggets' record against the spread as at least an 8.5-point favorite is above .500 at 6-5.
  • Denver has covered the over/under the majority of the time, in 38 of 70 games (54.3%).

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Pistons Betting Data

  • Against the spread in 2020-21, Detroit is .500: 33-33 -3.
  • Detroit has failed to hit the over in a majority of their games this season, going over the point total in just 32 of 69 opportunities.

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this season have gone over the point total for Friday's matchup total (216 points) in 74.3% of opportunities (52 out of 70 matchups).
  • In 36 out of Detroit's 70 games this year (51.4%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the total in Friday's matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 222 points per game, six points more than the total of 216 for this matchup.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 221.2 points per game, 5.2 more than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Nuggets games is 225.3 points, 9.3 more than the over/under of 216 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 1.9 points separates the average total points bet in Pistons' games (217.9 points) and this contest's over/under (216 points).

Previous Matchups

Denver has a 5-2 record against Detroit over the last 10 matchups, while the Nuggets have also covered the spread in two of three games against the Pistons.

Nuggets vs Pistons in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
4/6/2021 Nuggets Nuggets -11.5 214 -756 521 Regular Season 134-119 DEN
2/25/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -13.5 213.5 -983 652 Regular Season 115-98 DEN
2/2/2020 Nuggets Pistons -2.5 212 -137 114 Regular Season 128-123 DET
3/26/2019 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 95-92 DEN
2/4/2019 - Pistons - - - - Regular Season 129-103 DET
3/15/2018 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 120-113 DEN
12/12/2017 - Pistons - - - - Regular Season 103-84 DEN
  • 4/6/2021 DNP - Nuggets: Jamal Murray
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    Nuggets Players to Watch

    • The Nuggets leader in points, rebounds and assists is Jokic, who puts up 26.5 points, 10.9 boards and 8.4 assists per game.
    • The Nuggets get the most three-point shooting production out of Michael Porter Jr., who makes 2.8 threes per game.
    • The Denver steals leader is Jokic, who averages 1.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is JaVale McGee, who compiles 1.2 rejections per contest.

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    Pistons Players to Watch

    • Grant is the top scorer for the Pistons with 22.3 points per game. He also adds 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game to his statistics.
    • The Detroit leaders in rebounding and assists are Mason Plumlee with 9.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.4 points and 3.6 assists per game) and Killian Hayes with 5.3 assists per game (he also tacks on 6.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game).
    • Saddiq Bey is the most prolific from distance for the Pistons, hitting 2.5 threes per game.
    • Detroit's leader in steals is Cory Joseph (1.0 per game), and its leader in blocks is Isaiah Stewart (1.3 per game).

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    Injury Report

    Nuggets:

    Facundo Campazzo: Out (Rest),

    Aaron Gordon: Out (Calf),

    Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),

    Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),

    PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

    Pistons:

    Mason Plumlee: Out (Rest),

    Frank Jackson: Out (Ankle),

    Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),

    Jerami Grant: Out (Knee),

    Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee),

    Wayne Ellington: Out (Calf),

    Hamidou Diallo: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),

    Isaiah Stewart: Out (Personal),

    Cory Joseph: Out (Ankle)

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