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NBA 2018-19: Predicted Starting Lineups and Match Prediction - Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons v Washington Wizards
Detroit Pistons v Washington Wizards
Modified 11 Feb 2019, 13:41 IST

Washington Wizards (24-32) vs Detroit Pistons (25-29), Little Caesars Arena, 7:10 pm ET

The Detroit Pistons, on the back of a victory over the New York Knicks on Friday, will host the Washington Wizards at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit tonight.

Let us see how things stand for both teams.

The Washington Wizards' perspective

Milwaukee Bucks v Washington Wizards
Milwaukee Bucks v Washington Wizards

The Wizards will be aiming to win their third game on the bounce after beating the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last two games.

Bradley Beal has been on fire for the Wizards, scoring 31 against the Bulls. Four bench players supported him well, contributing double-digit scores. After a disastrous start to the season, the team appears to be gelling well now.

With a boost in confidence, the Wizards will look to improve their record on the road when they take on the Pistons.

Predicted starting lineup: Trevor Ariza, Jeff Green, Thomas Bryant, Bradley Beal and Thomas Satoransky.


 The Detroit Pistons' perspective

New York Knicks v Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks v Detroit Pistons

The Pistons have started to look good again and will be aiming for a fourth victory in a row.

They beat the New York Knicks back to back in the last two games which followed an impressive victory against the Denver Nuggets. Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond both scored over 20 points in the previous match and will be confident entering this game.

The Pistons are well rested and will look to boost their chances of securing a playoff berth by winning a few back-to-backs.

Predicted starting lineup: Blake Griffin, Bruce Brown Jr., Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway.

How things might unfold

Both the teams have lacked consistency this season. The Wizards have strengthened their bench and are looking a much better team after the trade deadline.

Pistons, on the other hand, have been impressive at home and can outwork the Wizards tonight. They have the size and the crowd on their side as well.

I am giving this one to the Pistons.

Prediction: Detroit Pistons to beat Washington Wizards

Published 11 Feb 2019, 13:41 IST
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