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Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions, Odds, Picks

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
16 min read
  • The Detroit Pistons are 2-8 over their last 10 games, and are currently on a 2 game losing streak.
  • The Brooklyn Nets have fallen to 9th in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Nets lead the season series against the Pistons 3-0.

Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

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Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions and Picks

he Detroit Pistons showed some excellent resolve in their last game, despite the narrow loss. Brooklyn will be motivated by their tumble down the standings, and their newly healthy roster will be difficult for the Pistons to overcome.


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Head-to-Head: Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets

Detroit Pistons Head-to-Head Brooklyn Nets
Dwane Casey Head Coach Steve Nash
20-55 (14th in East) Standing 39-36 (9th in East)
L-L-W-L Form L-W-L-W
105.4 (28th of 30) Off Rtg 113.1 (11th of 30)
113.4 (24th of 30) Def Rtg 112.8 (22nd of 30)
98.3 (16th of 30) Pace 98.9 (11th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

J. Grant (19.2) PPG K. Durant (29.5)
I. Stewart (8.6) RPG A. Drummond (9.8)
C. Cunningham (5.6) APG K. Durant (6.1)
C. Cunningham, H. Diallo (1.2) SPG K. Irving (1.3)
I. Stewart (1.1) BPG N. Claxton (1.2)
M. Bagley III (.551)/C. Cunningham (6.6) FG%/FGM N. Claxton (.668)/K. Durant (10.5)
C. Joseph (.420)/S. Bey (2.6) 3P%/3PM S. Curry (.485)/S. Curry, K. Irving (3.1)

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Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Chris Smith Detroit Pistons 23 Mar 2022 Out (Knee) Pistons head coach Dwane Casey said Chris Smith won’t return this season.
Hamidou Diallo Detroit Pistons 25 Mar 2022 Out (Finger) Diallo will miss the rest of the season with a left index finger avulsion fracture.
Jerami Grant Detroit Pistons 27 Mar 2022 Day to Day (Calf) Grant was OUT for Detroit’s Sunday (Mar 27) game.
Isaiah Livers Detroit Pistons 27 Mar 2022 Day to Day (Concussion) Livers was OUT for Detroit’s Sunday (Mar 27) game.
Ben Simmons Brooklyn Nets 26 Feb 2022 Out (Back) There is no timetable for Simmons’ return to the lineup.
Joe Harris Brooklyn Nets 3 Mar 2022 Out (Ankle) Harris will miss the rest of the season as he recovers from ankle surgery.

How can the Pistons beat the Nets?

The Detroit Pistons will have their hands full when they face off against the Brooklyn Nets. Coming up against a veteran unit with motivations to improve their playoff position, the Pistons must tread carefully to find victory.

The Brooklyn Nets are incredibly talented. Filled with willing shooters, stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are spoiled for choice should they face double teams. Not only are they the best mid-range shooting team in the NBA, but they also rank 4th in the league in field goal percentage (47.4).

Detroit prefers to push their opponents out to the three-point line, due to their lack of shot blocking and rim protection. If they hope to beat the Nets, the Pistons need to push them out of their preferred offence.

Pistons Key Player: (F) Marvin Bagley III

The Detroit Pistons may have lost their last game, but they were able to find a season-best performance from Marvin Bagley III. The former 2nd overall pick  has struggled to make an impact through his young career, but he has a real opportunity to star in Detroit.

In his last game, a 104-102 loss to the New York Knicks, Bagley III was the star of the show. The 4th year big man posted 27 points, 7 rebounds, and a block in 35 minutes of play. Off of Detroit’s solid passing play, Bagley was able to shoot an efficient 11 of 14 from the field.

The Brooklyn Nets are a strong all-around team, but have struggled with inconsistency. If Bagley can maintain his finishing consistency, Detroit’s offence becomes much more potent.

How can the Nets beat the Pistons?

On paper, the Brooklyn Nets severely outmatch the Detroit Pistons. However, they can’t take the 14th ranked side lightly. Detroit are an aggressive and energetic team, more than capable of exploding on the offensive end.

In their few victories, the Detroit Pistons use their ball movement to open up scoring opportunities. With only one true playmaker on the roster in Cade Cunningham, the Pistons need to move the ball with intent. In victories, Detroit average 26.3 assists on 41.5 field goals.

Brooklyn like to pressure the ball, but they don’t always recover well. Ranking 11th in the league in assists allowed, the Nets certainly have the standards to stop the Pistons’ offensive flow.

Nets Key Player: (F) Kevin Durant

The Brooklyn Nets have been carried to their current record through the efforts of Kevin Durant and his supporting cast. More often than not Durant will be brilliant in the clutch. However in his last game, Durant struggled to close the game.

In his last game, a loss to the Charlotte Hornets, Kevin Durant posted 27 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals. Unfortunately for the Nets, Durant shot just 9 of 24 from the field and 3 of 11 from three. His 1 of 8 shooting in the fourth quarter was Brooklyn’s downfall.

Against one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA, Durant should be able to get his shooting efficiency back on track. With the goal of climbing up the Eastern Conference standings, Brooklyn need Durant in top form to succeed.

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How to Watch Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets

Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets Information
Who Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets
Where Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
When 7:30 PM EST, March 29th, 2022
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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