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The NBA season is winding down, which means each and every game is pivotal. Tonight we'll see two potential Eastern Conference playoff teams go head to head as the Detroit Pistons take on the Brooklyn Nets. Even though Detroit has won five straight games and eight of its last nine, the Nets are still 2.5-point favorites over the Pistons, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

However, if you're looking to make a wager on Monday's game, you might want to take a look at what the experts are saying about this one first.

Pistons vs Nets Expert Predictions

Wager Talk News

The Nets are on a bit of a streak themselves with three straight wins, but it's hard to ignore what the Pistons have done lately. Tony Finn, of Wager Talk News, believes Detroit will continue its impressive play by covering +2 points tonight on the road in Brooklyn.

ESPN Basketball Power Index

The ESPN BPI projection has this as a close game and reasonably so. These teams are separated by just a half game in the East, with the Pistons currently clinging to the No. 6 spot. And ESPN's BPI is giving Brooklyn a 58.1 percent chance to win this matchup straight up (SU). 

WBC News

The WBC News staff is picking the Pistons to cover tonight because they believe Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin make arguably the best big-man tandem in the NBA. Since February, Griffin has averaged 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game while Drummond has put up 20.5 points, 16.1 boards, two steals, and two blocks per game. Behind these two forces, they think Detroit will power past the Nets.

Overall, both of our highlighted expert spread predictions are backing the Pistons to cover +2 points on the road, with 2-of-3 expert predictions calling for the Nets to win straight up. 

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