Denver Nuggets at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 7 point favorites.
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The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 14-12. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 107.3 points per contest while giving up 107.7 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 14-12. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 10-16-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-8-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/03/17 C Nikola Jokic Ankle is out indefinitely
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Will Barton comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Gary Harris averages 15.4 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 15.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Tobias Harris averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.35 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 22nd in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.92. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Pistons are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Pistons surrender 102.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 7th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Denver is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Detroit is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -7
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