Heading into this early season contest, the Denver Pioneers (10-6) will face off against the Detroit Pistons (3-15) in Denver on Tuesday, November 22 at Ball Arena. Still in the early part of the season, each of these teams will of course be in search of a win in this game as they look to set the tone for the rest of the year. These two will tipoff at 7:00 PM MT, so be sure to make your picks and catch the excitment live!
For context about Tuesday’s early-season showdown, how have the Pioneers and the Pistons stacked up against each other in the past?
So far this season, these franchises haven’t fought yet and the Nuggets are preparing to go hard in their first tussle with the Pistons. In their most recent meeting on January 25, 2022, the score was 105-110 in favor of the Nuggets. In that game, the Pioneers had a 47.96% field goal percentage and a 34.38% three pointer percentage, whereas the Pistons had a 48.39% field goal percentage and shot 33.33% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Denver grabbed 56 rebounds and 25 assists while Detroit had 36 boards and 25 assists.
Betting Preview for the Detroit Pistons vs Denver Pioneers NBA Game on November 22 2022
Where: Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado
When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Betting on the Detroit Pistons
Record: 3-15 | Central Division Standing: 5
The Detroit Pistons have dropped seven consecutive games and are currently in the worst position in the league. In their previous game they were defeated by the Minnesota Gophers, 111-101, in spite of the momentum-propelling contribution of Mason Plumlee. In that game, Plumlee tallied 14 points (87.5 FG%) and Derrick Rose had 15 points (53.85 FG%). Check out our analysis below to learn how this performance has cast their odds for the upcoming game versus Denver on Tuesday.
Absences and Injuries
The Pistons are without Isaiah Stewart (Toe) and Cade Cunningham (Shin). Saddiq Bey (Ankle) is listed as questionable.
Betting on the Denver Pioneers
Record: 10-6 | Northwest Division Standing: 2
The Denver Pioneers were beaten by the Sacramento Kings in their most recent game on Wednesday, 122-124, in spite of an excellent performance from Nikola Jokic. Jokic, who is listed as questionable for the next game, amassed 29 points (61.11 FG%), 15 rebounds, and 14 assists, whereas Michael Porter chipped in 24 points (60.0 FG%). The Nuggets are presently in 3rd place in the conference. Make sure you review our odds assessment for Tuesday’s game further down and consider how the team’s recent performance could influence their meeting against Detroit.
Absences and Injuries
As far as inactive players go, the Pioneers are missing Collin Gillespie (Leg) and Jeff Green (Knee), including Nikola Jokic, as a result of Covid. Nikola Jokic (Health Protocols), Jamal Murray (Health & Safety Protocol ), Bones Hyland (Hip), Ish Smith (Calf), and Aaron Gordon (Illness) are questionable.
Pistons vs Nuggets | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Denver Pioneers (-260) at FanDuel
Coming into this game, the Denver Pioneers are considered the favorite by many basketball fans and oddsmakers. The squad enters this matchup sporting a winning percentage of 60% in the last 10 games (six wins and four losses) while the winning percentage of the Detroit Pistons on the other hand, is less at 9.09% for this month (one win and ten losses).
Over/Under Pick: Over 224 Total Points (-110) at DraftKings
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be over 224.
The Denver Pioneers have registered 113.3 points an outing over their most recent 10 games. On the other hand, the Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.55 points a game up through now in November.
Spread Pick: Detroit Pistons +6 Points (-110) at FanDuel
The Detroit Pistons will need to lose by less than the amount of the spread or win outright in order to cover.
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