Stephen Nover's MLK Early Special - 39-25 NBA!
Detroit vs. Washington,
01/20/2020 14:00 EDT,
Score: 100 - 106
Money Line: -112 Washington
This matchup sets up well for Washington. The Wizards are a very bad 5-17 on the road, but a far more respectable 8-11 at home.
The Wizards have been idle since Friday when they were embarrassed by 29 points on the road by the Raptors. They seek redemption at home and aside from John Wall, who has missed the entire season, have their key players healthy again with Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant and Davis Bertans back in the rotation.
While the Wizards had the weekend to rest and game plan, the Pistons had to play Saturday night against the Hawks. The Pistons buried the Hawks, but this early Martin Luther King Day start time nearly makes this a back-to-back game. Detroit has failed to cover 10 of the last 12 times when playing on one day's rest.
Detroit hasn't gotten healthy like the Wizards have. The Pistons are minus Blake Griffin, Luke Kennard and Reggie Jackson. They are relying on youngsters Sekou Doumbouya and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, who are up-and-down. Derrick Rose is having a nice comeback season, but he no longer is able to play big minutes.
Note, too, that the Pistons have failed to cover in six of their last seven road games against the Wizards.