The Brooklyn Nets will look to continue their mastery of the Detroit Pistons when they meet in an Eastern Conference matchup on Thursday in Brooklyn, New York. The Nets (29-18), who are looking to win their eighth consecutive game against Detroit, dating back to March 2021, are 13-7 on their home court this season. The Pistons (12-37), who have lost seven of eight, including the past four games, are just 4-23 against teams in the East. Detroit is 6-19 on the road, and has not won in Brooklyn since April 1, 2018.
Tip-off from Barclays Center is set for 7:30 pm ET. Brooklyn is favored by 9 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 232 points (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows Brooklyn has four players scoring in double digits this season, although power forward Kevin Durant remains out with a knee injury. Expected to help pick up the slack on offense is point guard Kyrie Irving. Entering play on Wednesday night, Irving was averaging 26.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and five assists in 35 games, all starts. In the matchup at Detroit in December, Irving poured in 38 points and grabbed six rebounds.
The model also knows Detroit is led by small forward Bojan Bogdanovic, who was on fire from 3-point range in the loss to the Bucks on Monday. He hit six of seven 3-pointers and 11 of 15 field goals on the night for a game-high 33 points. He has scored 20 or more points in each of his last 10 games, and is averaging 24.8 points per game this month. For the season, he averages 21.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
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