Nuggets vs Pistons: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – April 6, 2021

Written By Staff on April 6, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (31-18) will try to build on a five-game winning streak when they host the Detroit Pistons (15-35) on Tuesday, April 6 at Ball Arena as heavy,  favorites. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET on ALT. The point total is for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 6, 2021, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nuggets vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 6

Nuggets: None

Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),
Wayne Ellington: Out (Rest),
Mason Plumlee: Out (Rest)

Nuggets and Pistons Records ATS

  • Denver’s record against the spread is 24-25 this season.
  • When favored by at least 13.5 points, the Nuggets are 0-2 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Denver and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 57.1% of its games this season (28/49).
  • Detroit has topped the spread so far this season with a record of 26-21-1.
  • Detroit has gone over the total points bet in half of their games (28-20-1).

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Scoring Trends

  • Denver’s games this year have gone over the point total for Tuesday’s matchup point total (220 points) in 67.3% of opportunities (33 out of 49 matchups).
  • In 48% of Detroit’s games this season (24 of 50), the total points scored was greater than Tuesday’s 220-point over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Nuggets games is 225.3 points, 5.3 more than the over/under of 220 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 1.9 points separates this contest’s over/under (220 points) and the average total points bet in Pistons’ games (218.1 points) this season.
  • The Nuggets have an average implied point total of 114.7 this season, which is 2.3 points lower than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (117).
  • Denver has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (117) 22 times.
  • The Pistons’ average implied point total on the season (112 points) is nine points higher than their implied total in this matchup (103 points).
  • Detroit has scored more than this game’s implied total of 103 points 31 times this season.
  • The Nuggets are the league’s fourth-highest scoring team (115.3 PPG), while the Pistons allow the 11th-fewest points per game (110.8) in NBA action.
  • The Nuggets have scored a total of 260 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.3 per game), while the Pistons have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 177 total points, -3.5 per game).

Nuggets Leaders

  • The Nuggets points, rebounds and assists leader is Nikola Jokic. He averages 26.3 points per game and adds 11.0 rebounds and 8.6 assists.
  • Jokic’s assists prop total for the contest is set at 7.5 assists, 1.1 assists less than his season average of 8.6.
  • Jamal Murray hits 2.7 threes per game to lead the Nuggets.
  • Murray’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots lower than his season average of 2.7.
  • Denver’s steals leader is Jokic, who grabs 1.5 per game. JaVale McGee leads the team averaging 1.2 blocks a contest.
  • McGee’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.7 blocks lower than his season average of 1.2.

Pistons Leaders

  • Mason Plumlee is number one on the Pistons leaderboard in both rebounds (9.4 per game) and assists (3.6 per game).
  • Jerami Grant’s assists prop total for the contest is listed at 2.5 assists, 1.1 assists lower than his season average of 3.6.
  • Jerami Grant holds the title of Detroit’s top scorer by putting up 22.4 points per game.
  • Grant’s points prop total for the game is set at 21.5, 0.9 points lower than his season average of 22.4.
  • Wayne Ellington leads the Pistons in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Ellington’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots less than his season average of 2.6.
  • Detroit’s Dennis Smith Jr. has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.1 per game and Isaiah Stewart is first in blocks with 1.1 per game.
  • Stewart’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.6 blocks lower than his season average of 1.1.


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