Against the Spread Pick
Brooklyn is in the eight spot in the Eastern Conference and Detroit is at number 10. A game like this would be critical in trying to bridge that gap as we now have more than half the season in the bag. These teams met very recently in Detroit, a game that went to overtime, with Brooklyn running away with it. Derrick Rose led the team with 27 points in that one but he is questionable for this game. They have really needed his scoring to be competitive. After beating the Pistons the Nets lots at the Knicks, which pretty much sums up their season. It has been hard to know which way this team is going, with or without Kyrie Irving. He is unlikely to play here and without him and DeAndre Jordan available this team gets really young. I love Spencer Dinwiddie but he is still relatively new to being a featured player in the league. Jarrett Allen is going to have a lot to tangle with to keep Andre Drummond off the glass.
Over Under Pick
No team is playing overs more often than Detroit. I never would have guessed that coming into the season but when I look at the team I see more of a challenge in handicapping as to a situation where they have become a great offense or fallen off the table defensively. That leads me to believe there is some regression coming and this looks like a solid place for an under.