The Detroit Pistons travel to D.C. to battle the Washington Wizards. In their last meeting, Detroit walked away with a 119-117 victory. Can the injury-plagued Pistons find a way to win, or will the Wizards work their magic?
Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards Match Details
Fixture: Detroit @ Washington
Date and Time: March 14, 2023, @ 7 p.m. EST
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards Betting Odds
Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards Injury Report
|Jaden Ivey||PG||Health and Safety|
|Marvin Bagley III||PF||Ankle||OUT|
Projected Starting 5’s
Detroit is 16-53 this year and is last in the Easter Conference standings. The Pistons are averaging 111.4 points per game this season. They are shooting 45.5% from the field and 35.2% from behind the arc. Bojan Bogdanovic leads the team in scoring, averaging 21.6 points per game. Injuries have devastated this Detroit team, and while they have talent, their ability to stay healthy is a major concern. Detroit is coming off a 117-97 win over the Pacers and is 2-3 in their last five games.
Washington is 31-37 on the year and is 11th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Wizards are averaging 112.9 points per game. Bradley Beal leads the team in scoring, averaging 23.2 points per game. Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma also averaged over 20 points per game this year. Washington is shooting 48.5% from the field and 36.0% from behind the arc. Washington is coming off a 112-93 loss to Philadelphia and is 1-4 in their last five games.
Detroit has too many injuries to compete at a high level. Washington has the advantage tonight and should be able to win easily. I am rolling with the Wizards. Beal, Porzingis, and McCollum will be too much for this depleted Pistons team.