Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 14-13. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 102.4 points per contest while giving up 102.3 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 6-21. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per contest and giving up 109.3, which is a point differential of -5.4.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-9-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-12-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-11-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/12/17 F John Collins Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs Detroit
12/11/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is out indefinitely
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 15.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Tobias Harris averages 18.2 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Dennis Schroder averages 20.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 102.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.19 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.7 per game. The Pistons allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 18th in the league with 103.9 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.37. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Hawks are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Hawks surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.4 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% 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. Detroit is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Atlanta is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Hawks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +4.5
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