The Detroit Pistons have had no success over the course of this season against the Brooklyn Nets. They have dropped all three meetings this year from an SU standpoint, and they only have one cover to show for their work in those games. On the final night of the NBA’s regular season though, Detroit will have one last chance to work some magic at the Barclays Center on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The Pistons are actually ending the season on a bit of a high, and they are playing like a team you would want to make your NBA picks on. They have won four straight games and have gone 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight. We really have seen Greg Monroe come into his own this season, especially in these last seven games of the campaign. The former Georgetown Hoya has averaged 19.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in that stretch, and he is surely going to be a man to watch out for in this one.
Brooklyn meanwhile, knows that it is going to be the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs regardless of what happens in this one. The team put on a nice charge on Monday night to dispose of the Washington Wizards even after falling behind 34-21 at the end of the first quarter, and as a result, the team is 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in its last six games.
However, that win against Washington really came with little consequence. Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, Jerry Stackhouse, Keith Bogans, and Reggie Evans all sat out for the game, while Gerald Wallace only played 22 minutes. The entire starting five was basically turned inside out, though it was still impressive to see the de facto bench players to it to a Washington team that had been playing solid basketball down the stretch of the campaign.