Detroit Pistons at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 14-8. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 105.0 points per contest while giving up 103.0 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 15-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 97.5, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-7-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-10-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris averages 19.3 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 15 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Rudy Gay averages 12 points per game while playing 22 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Detroit averages 105 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.05 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 97.5 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 41.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. San Antonio is 25th in the league with 101.5 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.95. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Pistons are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 18th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Detroit is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +4.5
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