Washington faces Detroit on 4-game home skid
Tue, Mar 14, 2023
NBA News (AP)
Detroit Pistons (16-53, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (31-37, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Wizards -11.5; over/under is 224.5
BOTTOM LINE: Washington is looking to break its four-game home losing streak with a victory over Detroit.
The Wizards have gone 18-24 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington is 17-21 against opponents over .500.
The Pistons are 7-35 in Eastern Conference play. Detroit has a 7-34 record against opponents above .500.
The two teams play for the third time this season. The Wizards defeated the Pistons 119-117 in their last meeting on March 8. Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 32 points, and Jaden Ivey led the Pistons with 26 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is shooting 44.7% and averaging 21.2 points for the Wizards. Beal is averaging 23.6 points over the last 10 games for Washington.
Cory Joseph is scoring 5.8 points per game and averaging 1.6 rebounds for the Pistons. James Wiseman is averaging 13.4 points and 9.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 3-7, averaging 108.8 points, 42.0 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.9 points per game.
Pistons: 1-9, averaging 106.4 points, 45.9 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.1 points.
INJURIES: Wizards: Taj Gibson: day to day (illness), Johnny Davis: day to day (illness), Kyle Kuzma: day to day (knee).
Pistons: Isaiah Stewart: out (shoulder), Jaden Ivey: out (health and safety protocols), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin), Alec Burks: out (foot), Hamidou Diallo: out (ankle), Marvin Bagley III: out (ankle), Bojan Bogdanovic: out (achilles).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.