Nets vs Pistons Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, December 18, 2022

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The Brooklyn Nets (18-12) visit the Detroit Pistons (8-23) on December 18, 2022 at Little Caesars Arena. The Nets are favored by eight points as they enter the matchup winners of five in a row and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The over/under is 228 points for the outing.

How to bet Nets vs. Pistons

Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing the Nets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nets have -336 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +270 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 228 points.

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Nets vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDE
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Nets vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Nets have played 30 games, with 15 wins against the spread. Brooklyn has been the favorite in 20 games this season and has come away with the win 14 times (70%) in those contests. Nets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 13 times in 31 opportunities (41.9%).

Against the spread, the Pistons are 16-14-1 this year. Detroit is 7-22 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 24.1% of those games). Pistons games this year have gone over the total in 18 of 31 opportunities (58.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nets Leaders
Kevin Durant 29 29.9 6.6 5.4 0.7 1.6 1.7
Kyrie Irving 21 25.6 4.7 4.6 0.8 1.0 2.7
Nicolas Claxton 27 11.9 8.7 1.2 0.7 2.3 0.0
Royce O’Neale 28 9.0 5.4 4.6 1.1 0.6 2.2
Seth Curry 19 8.8 2.2 2.3 0.6 0.2 1.7


Pistons Leaders
Bojan Bogdanovic 30 21.1 3.6 2.4 0.6 0.0 2.6
Jaden Ivey 27 14.8 4.3 4.0 1.0 0.3 1.4
Saddiq Bey 27 14.4 4.1 1.6 0.9 0.1 1.6
Alec Burks 18 13.9 2.9 1.8 0.8 0.1 1.8
Isaiah Stewart 24 12.1 8.6 1.2 0.3 0.8 1.6
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Nets vs. Pistons Injury Report

Pistons: Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder)

What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

With 112.7 points per game on offense, Brooklyn is 16th in the NBA. Defensively, it gives up 111.1 points per contest, which ranks ninth in the league. Offensively the Nets have performed better at home this year, averaging 112.9 points per game, compared to 112.5 per game on the road. The Nets’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 114.8 points per contest compared to the 112.7 they’ve averaged this season.

Brooklyn is sinking 11.5 threes per game (17th-ranked in NBA) this year, while owning a 37.0% three-point percentage (seventh-ranked). The Nets are attempting 52.5 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 62.7% of the shots they’ve taken (and 72.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.2 treys per contest, which are 37.3% of their shots (and 27.4% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

Offensively Detroit is the 22nd-ranked squad in the league (111.0 points per game). Defensively it is second-worst (117.7 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Pistons are scoring 1.1 more points per game at home (111.6) than away (110.5). The Pistons are scoring 113.5 points per contest in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 111.0.

Detroit makes 11.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 14th and 18th, respectively, in the NBA. In 2022-23, the Pistons have taken 61.7% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 38.3% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.1% of the Pistons’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 29.9% have been 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Nets, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Nets -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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