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Wizards vs. Pistons line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Wednesday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Wednesday's matchup between the Washington Wizards and the Detroit Pistons
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The Detroit Pistons host the Washington Wizards in an Eastern Conference matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Washington is favored by 5.5 points, while the Over-Under is set at 208.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Before making any Wizards vs. Pistons picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 8 of the 2021-22 NBA season up almost $2,000 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It's also on a stunning 121-78 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Wizards are enjoying a strong season, and Bradley Beal projects as the best player on the floor on Wednesday. Beal is averaging 22.5 points per game this season, and he adds 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds per contest. As a team, the Wizards rank in the top ten in field goal percentage, two-point percentage and free throw attempts, with a top-three mark in points in the paint. Washington is also playing above-average defense, limiting opponents to 1.08 points per possession, and the Wizards are allowing fewer three-point attempts (29.8 per game) than any NBA team.

The model also knows the Pistons have intriguing options in Jerami Grant and Cade Cunningham. That pair leads Detroit's offense, and the Pistons are in the top ten of the NBA in free throw attempts (21.3 per game) and free throw accuracy (78.5 percent). On defense, Detroit causes havoc with a 16.0 percent turnover rate, ranking in the top five of the league, and the Pistons are averaging 8.1 steals per game. The Pistons also do a strong job on the defensive glass, giving up 11.7 second-chance points per game to opponents.

Now, it has set its sights on Wizards vs. Pistons. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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