On Thursday night, the Denver Nuggets will aim to break their four-game losing streak as they take on the Detroit Pistons. Despite a loss in their first game of a five-game road trip to the Toronto Raptors (125-110) on Tuesday, the Nuggets still hold the top spot in the Western Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Pistons, who have lost 12 of their last 13 games, are expected to be a relatively easy opponent for the Nuggets.
Despite their recent losses, the Nuggets still hold a four-game lead over second-placed Memphis in the Western Conference standings. In their latest game against Toronto, the Raptors set a franchise record by scoring 49 points in the first quarter. The Nuggets have allowed over 100 points in their last five games, with at least 120 points conceded in their last three. Although Jamal Murray, their second-leading scorer, scored only 14 points while shooting 5 of 18 from the floor in the last game, he is expected to play on Thursday despite a knee injury. Nikola Jokic is the team’s top scorer, averaging 24.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 10.0 assists per game. The Nuggets are seventh in the NBA in offense, while the Pistons rank 29th in defense.
The Pistons have had a challenging season, and injuries have exacerbated their struggles. After losing 11 games in a row between February and early March, they pulled off an upset win as 4-point underdogs against the Indiana Pacers on Monday. However, they suffered a 20-point loss to the Washington Wizards as 13.5-point underdogs on Tuesday. Jaden Ivey, the team’s third-leading scorer, missed the last three games due to the league’s health and safety protocols but is expected to play on Thursday. Cade Cunningham is out for the season due to injury, while leading scorer Bojan Bogdanovic is likely to miss his eighth consecutive game due to an Achilles injury. Detroit ranks 28th in scoring and will face the 14th-ranked Denver defense.
Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons Game Information
- Date: 03/16/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Little Caesars Arena.
- How to Watch Nuggets vs Pistons: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Nuggets vs Pistons Betting Lines
Pistons are +800 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $800. On the other side, Nuggets are –1300 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $7.69.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Pistons at a 11.11% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Nuggets have 92.86% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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