Tuesday’s short NBA slate includes a battle between the Denver Nuggets and the Detroit Pistons. Denver is 10-6 after getting revenge on the Dallas Mavericks last time out, winning 98-97 after losing to them in their previous game.
Detroit is last in the Eastern Conference at 3-15 and enters this contest on a seven-game losing streak.
Denver is a solid home favorite on the silver line (-215) and the spread (-5.5) in this game. The plus/minus of 222 points is in the lower part of Tuesday’s slate.
Denver’s health issues open up a life-changing opportunity for Detroit. The Nuggets have been without Nikola Jokic for the past three games, and his status is up in the air for Tuesday. Jamal Murray is also questionable, while Bones Hyland has been downgraded to questionable.
That means Denver’s offense could be without three of its top four scorers, which could lead to another quiet night for the Nuggets. They’ve only averaged 100 points per game in their last three games without Jokic, which is considerably lower than their season average of 113.9.
Detroit’s offense is without Cade Cunningham, but players like Killian Hayes and rookie Jaden Ivey have stepped up in his absence. Dwane Casey’s group also has a solid bench capable of participating with Alec Burks and Jalen Duren leading the second unit. I think they’re doing just enough to beat the understaffed Nuggets.
Final score prediction: Nuggets: 103 | pistons: 110
Bojan Bogdanovic is enjoying life as one of the Pistons’ best offensive options. He currently leads the team with 20.5 points per game and is averaging 13.4 field goal attempts, including 6.2 from downtown.
Bogdanovic has been fiery, scoring at least 20 points in five of his last six outings. With Cunningham out, he will go down as Detroit’s main source of offense as one of the most reliable on the team. Denver’s major absences should make life even easier on Tuesday night.
Bet: Bojan Bogdanovic Over 19.5 points (-112)
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