Detroit Pistons at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Parlay 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Detroit Pistons head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 11-6. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 8-9. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per game and surrendering 98.1, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 11-5-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-9-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-11-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/23/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is doubtful Friday vs. Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tobias Harris averages 18.7 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%. Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 13.5 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 15.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Paul George averages 21.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Russell Westbrook has scored 20.9 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 9.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 102.1 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Detroit averages 104 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.94 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 98.1 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 20.6 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.8 per contest this year. Oklahoma City is 19th in the NBA with 103.5 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.35. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 20.8. The Thunder are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Pistons are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 17th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Detroit is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Thunder are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 101.2, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 28th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit +6.5 and over 204 total points
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