Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 14, 2021

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The Detroit Pistons (20-50) are underdogs (+9.5) as they try to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Denver Nuggets (46-24) at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Little Caesars Arena. The contest airs on ALT. The matchup has an over/under of 220.5 points.

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Nuggets vs Pistons Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nuggets-9.5-110-110220.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Denver's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Friday's matchup over/under (220.5 points) in 44 out of 70 opportunities (62.9% of matchups).
  • In Detroit's games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday's matchup total in 30 out of 70 matchups (42.9%).
  • The Nuggets average 115.2 points per game against the Pistons' 106.8, amounting to 1.5 points over the matchup's point total of 220.5.
  • This matchup's total is 0.7 fewer points than the 221.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • The Nuggets have seen a 225.3 average over/under in their games this season, 4.8 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Pistons' games have an over/under of 217.9 points this season, 2.6 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has failed to cover the spread more often than not this year, going 33-35.
  • The Nuggets have not fared well as a 9.5-point favorite, going 4-6 against the spread when favored by at least 9.5 points.
  • Denver often hits the over, topping the point total in 37 of 68 games (54.4%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (26.5 points per game), rebounding (10.9 per game) and assisting (8.4 per game).
  • The Nuggets are led by Michael Porter Jr. from long distance. He knocks down 2.8 shots from deep per game.
  • Denver's steals leader is Jokic, who collects 1.3 per game. JaVale McGee leads the team averaging 1.2 blocks a game.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

Nuggets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/13/2021Timberwolves114-103 DENYesAway-7.5233.5-450350Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Hornets117-112 DENYesAway-2.5216.5--Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/2021Nets125-119 BKNYesHome-5.5245.5-275220Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Jazz127-120 UTANoAway+1.5246.5100-120Regular SeasonNoOver
5/5/2021Knicks113-97 DENYesHome-13.5214.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-37-35-5-0221.7113.7108+3.138.9%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets:Michael Porter Jr.: Out (Rest),Monte Morris: Out (Injury management),Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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Pistons Betting Data

  • Detroit has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 39-28 ATS.
  • When they are at least 9.5-point underdogs, the Pistons have fared well, going 1-0 against the spread.
  • In most of Detroit's games this season, the teams have not hit the over (31 out of 67 games, 46.3%).

Pistons Key Players

  • Jerami Grant averages 22.3 points per game to be the top scorer for the Pistons.
  • The Detroit leaders in rebounding and assists are Mason Plumlee with 9.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.4 points and 3.6 assists per game) and Killian Hayes with 5.3 assists per game (he also tacks on 6.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game).
  • Saddiq Bey averages 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pistons.
  • Detroit's leader in steals is Cory Joseph with 1.0 per game, and its leader in blocks is Isaiah Stewart with 1.3 per game.

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Pistons Last 10 Games

Pistons Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPistons MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/11/2021Timberwolves119-100 MINNoHome+14.5214.5900-1600Regular SeasonNoOver
5/9/2021Bulls108-96 CHINoHome+16.5200.51200-3000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/202176ers118-104 PHINoAway+25.5226.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/6/2021Grizzlies111-97 DETNoHome+1.5208.5100-120Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/4/2021Hornets102-99 CHANoHome+6.5208.5280-350Regular SeasonYesUnder
Pistons Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
2-86-43-7-0211.6103108.6031.8%

Pistons Injuries

Pistons:Mason Plumlee: Out (Rest),Frank Jackson: Out (Ankle),Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),Jerami Grant: Out (Knee),Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee),Wayne Ellington: Out (Calf),Hamidou Diallo: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),Isaiah Stewart: Out (Personal),Cory Joseph: Out (Ankle)

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