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NBA Pick #1: 705 Detroit Pistons @ 706 Washington Wizards
Rating: 4 units - Regular Play
Pick: Detroit Pistons (+6) (Play up to +5)
Odds: -105 / 1.95 on Pinnacle Sports OR -110 / 1.91 on Betonline
Detroit is coming from a comfortable home win against Charlotte. The Pistons dominated the boards battle against a good rebounding team and showcased a great ball movement, with 24 assists on 41 made buckets with only 8 turnovers. Tobias had a huge first half, Reggie seemed to have learnt how to share the ball and Drummond dominated the boards against Howard.
I believe the key factor for tonight's game will be the rebounding and turnovers. If Detroit plays like they did against Charlotte, then they'll have an important edge on both rebounding (Markieff is still out and so, Washington will have to use smaller lineups) and transition defense, as if they don't turn over the ball, then the Wizards won't have chances for early offense scores. Unlike Philadelphia which uses undersized guards (Bayless and Reddick), Detroit has lots of size on the wings, which will make Beal, Wall and Porter struggle. If we add a clear bench edge for the Pistons, I believe Detroit will be very competitive tonight and so, I'll take them plus the points in here.