Detroit faces Denver, looks to break 11-game skid
Mon, Nov 20, 2023
NBA News (AP)
Denver Nuggets (9-4, third in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (2-12, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nuggets -8.5; over/under is 220
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit looks to stop its 11-game skid when the Pistons play Denver.
The Pistons have gone 1-5 in home games. Detroit is eighth in the NBA with 27.2 assists per game led by Cade Cunningham averaging 8.3.
The Nuggets are 2-4 on the road. Denver is 2-1 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The Pistons are shooting 46.5% from the field this season, 0.6 percentage points higher than the 45.9% the Nuggets allow to opponents. The Nuggets are shooting 50.2% from the field, 3.2% higher than the 47.0% the Pistons' opponents have shot this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cunningham is shooting 44.1% and averaging 22.3 points for the Pistons. Ausar Thompson is averaging 12.8 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.
Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 13.7 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic is averaging 29.5 points and 14.0 rebounds while shooting 56.4% over the last 10 games for Denver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 0-10, averaging 109.7 points, 44.2 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 6.0 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.4 points per game.
Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 112.3 points, 44.5 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 6.2 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.9 points.
INJURIES: Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic: out (calf), Jalen Duren: day to day (ankle), Isaiah Livers: day to day (ankle), Joe Harris: out (shoulder), Monte Morris: out (quad), Killian Hayes: day to day (shoulder).
Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (knee), Jamal Murray: out (hamstring).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."