Through 3 Quarters
The Brooklyn Nets were the heavy favorites here for a reason. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Detroit Pistons 98-74 three quarters in. This game looks like it will end up very different from the tight two-point margin of the Nets’ win over Detroit in their previous head-to-head March.
Brooklyn has enjoyed the tag-team combination of shooting guard James Harden and power forward Kevin Durant. The former has dropped a triple-double on 18 points, 12 dimes, and ten rebounds, while the latter has 23 points and five assists. That’s The Beard’s first triple-double of the season.
Brooklyn has yet to string together two consecutive wins, but this may be their chance. For now, all signs point to yes.
Detroit @ Brooklyn
Current Records: Detroit 1-4; Brooklyn 3-3
What to Know
The Detroit Pistons might have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head on the road against the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 31 at Barclays Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Detroit was able to grind out a solid win over the Orlando Magic this past Saturday, winning 110-103. The Pistons relied on the efforts of small forward Jerami Grant, who had 22 points and five assists along with seven boards, and power forward Kelly Olynyk, who had 18 points in addition to six rebounds.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn bagged a 105-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers this past Friday. Shooting guard James Harden was the offensive standout of the contest for Brooklyn, picking up 29 points and eight assists along with eight rebounds.
Detroit have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 12 point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 1-3 ATS when expected to lose.
The wins brought Detroit up to 1-4 and the Nets to 3-3. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Pistons have only been able to knock down 40.80% percent of their shots, which is the second lowest field goal percentage in the league. Brooklyn’s defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.20%, which places them fourth in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ETWhere: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, New YorkTV: Bally Sports – DetroitOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $8.00
The Nets are a big 12-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Nets as a 12.5-point favorite.
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Brooklyn and Detroit both have ten wins in their last 20 games.
Mar 26, 2021 – Brooklyn 113 vs. Detroit 111Mar 13, 2021 – Brooklyn 100 vs. Detroit 95Feb 09, 2021 – Detroit 122 vs. Brooklyn 111Jan 29, 2020 – Brooklyn 125 vs. Detroit 115Jan 25, 2020 – Brooklyn 121 vs. Detroit 111Nov 02, 2019 – Detroit 113 vs. Brooklyn 109Mar 11, 2019 – Brooklyn 103 vs. Detroit 75Oct 31, 2018 – Brooklyn 120 vs. Detroit 119Oct 17, 2018 – Detroit 103 vs. Brooklyn 100Apr 01, 2018 – Detroit 108 vs. Brooklyn 96Feb 07, 2018 – Detroit 115 vs. Brooklyn 106Jan 21, 2018 – Brooklyn 101 vs. Detroit 100Jan 10, 2018 – Detroit 114 vs. Brooklyn 80Mar 30, 2017 – Detroit 90 vs. Brooklyn 89Mar 21, 2017 – Brooklyn 98 vs. Detroit 96Nov 02, 2016 – Brooklyn 109 vs. Detroit 101Mar 19, 2016 – Detroit 115 vs. Brooklyn 103Feb 01, 2016 – Detroit 105 vs. Brooklyn 100Jan 09, 2016 – Detroit 103 vs. Brooklyn 89Nov 29, 2015 – Brooklyn 87 vs. Detroit 83
Injury Report for Brooklyn
Paul Millsap: Out (Personal)Nicolas Claxton: Out (Illness)Kyrie Irving: Out (Personal)
Injury Report for Detroit
Isaiah Livers: Out (Foot)Chris Smith: Out (Knee)Cade Cunningham: Out (Ankle)