Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons odds, tips and betting trends | March 16

The Denver Nuggets (46-23) will look to break a four-game losing streak when visiting the Detroit Pistons (16-54) on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena. This matchup is at 7:00 PM ET on BSDET and ALT.

The Nuggets head into their matchup against the Pistons as double-digit favorites. The Nuggets are favored by 15 points. The matchup’s point total is set at 229.

Nuggets vs. Pistons Betting Odds

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  • Spread: Denver -15
  • Total: 229
  • Moneyline: Denver -1331, Detroit +800

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Nuggets at Pistons odds, spread, & more


  • Pick ATS: Pistons (+ 15)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (229)

  • Prediction:
    Nuggets 120 – Pistons 110


  • Denver has come away with 38 wins in the 53 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season.
  • Denver has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -1331.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Denver has a 93% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Detroit has won 14 of the 66 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (21.2%).
  • Detroit has played as a moneyline underdog of +800 or longer in just one game this season, which it lost.
  • Detroit has an 11.1% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.

Against the spread

  • The Nuggets score 116.8 points per game, just 1.8 fewer points than the 118.6 the Pistons allow.
  • Denver has a 24-9-2 record against the spread and a 31-4 record overall when scoring more than 118.6 points.
  • Detroit has an 18-11-1 record against the spread and a 10-20 record overall when giving up fewer than 116.8 points.
  • The Pistons score an average of 111.2 points per game, only 2.0 fewer points than the 113.2 the Nuggets allow to opponents.
  • Detroit has put together an 18-9 ATS record and a 13-14 overall record in games it scores more than 113.2 points.
  • Denver has an ATS record of 24-7-1 and a 27-5 record overall when its opponents score fewer than 111.2 points.
  • The Nuggets are at the seventh spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (116.8 PPG), while the Pistons allow the 29th-fewest points per game (118.6) in the league.
  • The 28th-ranked scoring NBA team (111.2 PPG) is Detroit, while the Denver squad ranks 13th in the league defensively (113.2 PPG).
  • The Nuggets have out-scored their opponents by a total of 251 points this season (3.6 points per game on average), and opponents of the Pistons have out-scored them by 515 more points on the year (7.4 per game).

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  • The average implied total for Denver this season is 118.2 points, 3.8 fewer points than its implied total of 122 points in Thursday’s game.
  • So far this season, Denver has put up more than 122 points in 25 games.
  • The average implied point total on the year for Detroit (117.8) is 10.8 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (107).

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How to watch Nuggets vs. Pistons

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDET and ALT
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Livestream: Watch on fuboTV!
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