The DETROIT and the BROOKLYN will both be gunning for a victory on 10/31/2018 at 7:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
DETROIT PISTONS vs BROOKLYN NETS
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
|701||DETROIT||-2.5 (-110)||214 (-110)||120
TV: 7:35 PM
PREDICTION: BROOKLYN , DETROIT
Oddsmakers currently have the BROOKLYN listed as -2.5 point favorites versus the DETROIT, while the game’s total is sitting at 214.
Andre Drummond terrorized the Brooklyn Nets in the season opener and the two-time All-Star center looks for another stellar outing when the Detroit Pistons visit New York on Wednesday. Drummond had 24 points and 20 rebounds when Detroit began the season with a 103-100 home triumph over the Nets on Oct. 17.
The win over Brooklyn began a 4-0 start for the Pistons but they have now dropped back-to-back games to the Boston Celtics — the first by 20 points and followed by Tuesday’s 108-105 setback. Detroit forward Blake Griffin continued his strong start with 24 points and 15 rebounds Tuesday and has recorded four double-doubles in six games. The Nets have dropped three consecutive games after falling 115-96 to the New York Knicks on Monday with the 19-point margin representing the team’s second-largest loss of the season. The contest against Detroit is the opener of a three-game homestand before Brooklyn plays seven of its next nine on the road.
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, FS Detroit, YES (Brooklyn)
ABOUT THE PISTONS (4-2): Griffin committed five turnovers Tuesday, including one on an inbound pass with 10.5 seconds left and Detroit trailing by three points. Point guard Reggie Jackson struggled with eight points on 2-of-9 shooting and wasn’t on the floor down the stretch, a situation magnified by the team’s sloppy 17-turnover performance. “There was no reason,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey told reporters in regards to Jackson being on the bench. “I thought the group we had in there was playing pretty well.”
ABOUT THE NETS (2-5): Coach Kenny Atkinson saw his team get outrebounded 53-32 by the Knicks on Monday and said he is considering moving power forward Ed Davis into the starting lineup in place of wing Jared Dudley. Brooklyn is also missing the toughness rookie forward Rodions Kurucs (ankle) displayed while averaging 8.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in an average of 14.3 minutes over the first three games before being hurt. “He worked out (Tuesday), so made progress,” Atkinson told reporters of the Latvia native. “Listen, in the short stint we had him, he showed some sign that he’s an NBA player and he can help us. So hoping to get him back soon.”
1. The Pistons have won five of the past six meetings.
2. Brooklyn SG Caris LeVert has four 20-point outings, including 27 in the opening-night loss against the Pistons.
3. Detroit SG Luke Kennard (shoulder) is sidelined for another 3-to-4 weeks but the club picked up his contract option for the 2019-20 season Tuesday.
PREDICTION: Pistons 110, Nets 102