Detroit And Sacramento Are Good Road Bets On Monday

Monday, March 11, 2019 11:51 AM UTC

Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 11:51 AM UTC

Detroit looks to continue their winning streak while the Kings will try and break the will of the Wizards. Check our two recommended picks for today's action.

Detroit (34-31 SU, 33-31-1 ATS) at Brooklyn (35-33 SU, 36-32 ATS)

Monday 7:30 P.M. ET

Free NBA Pick: Pistons ATS

Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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The Pistons and Nets are vying for playoff positioning. Should the teams finished tied in the standings, the winner of the head-to-head tiebreaker would get the higher seed. Since the teams are playing three times, the tiebreaker will be decided Monday night when the Pistons visit the Nets.

The teams split two meetings in the opening weeks of the regular season with the home team victorious each time. Detroit won 103-100 win in its season opener on Oct. 17, and Brooklyn claimed a 120-119 overtime victory on Oct. 31. Since those two early meetings, the teams have taken various trajectories to get into contention in a crowded field.

Detroit heads to Brooklyn at 34-31 with five straight wins and a half-game lead over the Nets for sixth place. The Pistons have matched their longest winning streak of the season and are 13-3 in their last 16 games since falling to 21-28 on Jan. 29. Brooklyn is 27-15 since winning only eight of its first 26 games. The Nets also have won three straight after going 5-10 from Jan. 28-March 2.

The Nets halted a three-game losing streak with home wins over Dallas and Cleveland last week and then sweated out a 114-112 win in Atlanta on Saturday. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points and defended rookie Trae Young effectively enough to force him to pass to Vince Carter, who missed a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. The last possession capped a game where the Nets missed 21 free throws but closed the game out with a 10-3 spurt.

Like many teams, the Nets have struggled to contain Griffin and Drummond. The duo torched Brooklyn for a combined 50 points and 28 rebounds in the first meeting and then totaled 49 and 32 boards in the second meeting.

Detroit is just 6-3 ATS on on second night's of back to backs this season and should not struggle being able to stop the Nets dynamic guard play.

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ICYMI, we had some fun this afternoon.

Watch highlights from our 5th straight win in #Pistons Playback crafted by @Flagstar pic.twitter.com/Ma5G9fGv5a

— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) March 10, 2019
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Sacramento (33-32 SU, 38-25-2) at Washington (27-39 SU, 31-35 ATS)

Monday 7 P.M. ET

Free NBA Pick: Kings ATS

Best Line Offered: Bovada

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The Sacramento Kings will look to keep their slim playoff hopes alive and further damage the Washington Wizards chances when the teams meet Monday night at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Sacramento (33-32), chasing San Antonio for the eighth spot in the Western Conference, opened a four-game road trip with a 102-94 win against the New York Knicks on Saturday.

Washington (27-39) limps home after dropping back-to-backs on the road, including Saturday's 135-130 overtime loss in Minnesota. On Friday night, the Wizards lost by a point in Charlotte.

Bradley Beal forced overtime in Minnesota with a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer off an inbounds play with 1.8 seconds remaining. Beal led Washington with 36 points and Trevor Ariza added 27. Bobby Portis had 21 points for his ninth 20-point game of the season and third in his last four games. Beal finished just shy of a triple-double, getting 10 rebounds and nine assists after shooting 4-for-21 in Friday's loss. He and point guard Tomas Satoransky combined for 20 of the team's 31 assists.

The Wizards were outrebounded 56-50 and the Timberwolves grabbed four offensive boards in overtime. Washington is second to last in the league in rebounding differential (-5.9).

The Wizards have played better in the second of back-to-backs, falling to 8-4 in the second game. They are 2-10 in the opener of back-to-backs.

Washington remains in 11th place as the Wizards begin a five-game homestand that includes two games against teams they're chasing (Charlotte and Orlando). The Wizards are 19-12 at home while the Kings are 13-18 on the road. The Kings defeated the visiting Wizards 116-112 in October. Marvin Bagley had 26 points for the Kings and Hield added 22. John Wall scored 26 for Washington. Look for the Kings to take care of business again against a Wizards team that is ready to pack it in for the season.

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