Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons (By: Miyagi)
There are only a few strong, quality Centers that have failed to destroy the Nets over the last couple of seasons and Drummond is not one of them. The Nets' struggle to control the boards, protect their rim and defend inside the paint has been quite an issue so far and it's actually the only thing that hasn't changed/improved at any point throughout the season.
Drummond has faced the Nets twice this season (both games early in the season, November) and destroyed them as he had 24 points with at least 20 rebounds in each of those games! He has been great since the all-star break, averaging 16.6R with 18.8P and he has been a key player in the Pistons success (8-1 record) during that stretch.
It's not certain that he will have another one of those 20+/20+ games but the only sure thing is that the Nets just can't slow him down. He should have an easy task against Allen, once again, and control the paint and the boards while as long as he is hot and he is shooting above 65% for the line, he shouldn't have any trouble scoring well above 20 points.
Drummond is on back to back games but he had a very easy time last night (more like a training) against the Bulls, where he scored 16p with just 6 attempts and got some extra rest.
Those teams will go head to head for a playoff spot and this is a very important game for both thus it should stay close until the end and Drummond should get his 35+ minutes on the court and I can see the Pistons' big-guy covering this line.
Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons predictions
|Drummond Over 38.5 (Pts, Reb & Ast)||Pinnacle||1.93||8||36 LOST (-8 units)|
Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).