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Jalen Duren Injury Update: Is Detroit’s Center Playing Tonight? (Nov. 20)

New year, same problems. Although Cade Cunningham is healthy, the Detroit Pistons are again working through some key injuries, this time to their starting center. But is Jalen Duren playing tonight? After a multi-game absence, he has picked up a questionable tag for Monday’s matchup with the Denver Nuggets. Let’s dive into the most recent b injury update. If you’re hungry for more action, check out our NBA player prop bets, our NBA betting tools or our NBA betting promos!

Jalen Duren Injury Update: Is Detroit’s Star Playing Tonight?

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Jalen Duren Injury Update

The Detroit Pistons got off to an encouraging 2-1 start, but the wheels have since come off and they now sit at a pathetic 2-12. The absence of center Jalen Duren, who went down with an ankle injury a few games ago, has been felt in the frontcourt.

The Pistons just got blown out by the Toronto Raptors last night. They’ll make the short trip back home for tonight, where they’ll face the Denver Nuggets. Duren missed Sunday’s action but has picked up a questionable tag for Monday.

Duren has yet to return to the floor since Detroit’s loss to Philadelphia 10 days ago. He was listed as out for Sunday’s game so the questionable tag for Monday is somewhat encouraging. Head coach Monty Williams hasn’t offered any meaningful insight into the situation.

Is Jalen Duren Playing for Detroit Tonight?

So is Jalen Duren playing for the Detroit Pistons tonight? I’d say the odds are slightly worse than 50-50. Duren has been out for 10 days, so he should be fresh. The Pistons could seriously use some help from him in this spot as this is their third game in four days.

It’s worth noting that the Pistons won’t play again until next Friday, which would give Duren and the rest of the Pistons several days to get back on track. Williams could opt to punt here, especially against a strong Nuggets team, by holding Duren and others out.

The Nuggets were trading as a nine-point favorite before the injury report came out. They are now down to an 8.5-point favorite at BetMGM but continue to hold a nine-point advantage elsewhere. If you think there is a chance the Pistons punt tonight, head over to BetMGM and back Denver. check out our BetMGM bonus code for free OddsShopper Premium and your first bet paid back as a bonus bet up to $1,500.

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