Written and authored by National Basketball Association Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Saturday January 10, 2015. At 7:30 PM, EST.
The (16-19) Brooklyn Nets of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip from the Big Apple to the Motor City. Brooklyn will play the (12-23) Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference Central Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This Sports Handicapper believes the Brooklyn Nets play in the weakest Division in the NBA but will get in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. The Detroit Pistons are “ON FIRE” with the departure of Josh Smith. The betting line has Detroit as a five-point home favorite Against The Point Spread, the betting odds total is 197 for Saturday Night’s game.
The 2015 Brooklyn Nets are on a three-game losing streak, their latest 89-81 at home against Boston. Brooklyn plays Philadelphia Friday before boarding a plane for “MOTOWN”. Brooklyn head coach Lionel Hollins is a proven coach in this league and has a defense-first mindset. Brooklyn is without point guard Deron Williams, who is out indefinitely with a rib injury. Brooklyn is 4-1 Against The Point Spread their last five in Detroit. The betting odds over the total is 18-3 Brooklyn last twenty-one against a team with a straight up losing record. The Brooklyn Nets are 5-5 on Free NBA ATS Expert Picks their last ten, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under five. Brooklyn plays defense but scoring the basketball is the problem. The Nets averages a little over ninety-five per contest and give up nearly 98 points per game. The key to a Brooklyn win is for backup point guard Jarrett Jack to execute the offense the way Williams does.
The 2015 Detroit Piston are on a seven-game win streak. The Pistons went into the Lone Star state and swept, beating San Antonio and Dallas on consecutive night. Detroit is getting great point guard play from starter Brandon Jennings and backup D.J. Augustin. Detroit is awesome in the post with Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond; Drummond is a shot blocker who can run the floor. The betting odds over the total is 23-6 the last twenty-nine between the teams. Detroit is 4-0 Against ThePoint Spread their last four against a team with a winning record. The Detroit Pistons are 2-2 ATS their last four at the Palace, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under once. The key to a Detroit win is to focus on defense and listen to head coach Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy is doing great things with his two big’s in the paint, the team chemistry is in place after getting rid of Smith.
Free Pick: Detroit-5.