Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Pistons come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 37-45. They were 5th in the Central Division. They had a point differential of -1.2 as they averaged 101.3 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Wizards had an overall mark of 49-33 last year. They were 1st in the Southeast Division. They averaged 109.2 points per contest and gave up 107.4, which was a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 38-43-1 against the spread last season
The Detroit Pistons were 36-46-0 against the over/under last year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Washington Wizards were 50-31-1 against the over/under last year
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/18/17 F Reggie Bullock Suspension OUT 4 games
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/19/17 F Jason Smith Shoulder left last game, is "?" Friday vs. Detroit
10/14/17 F Markieff Morris Groin out indefinitely
Tobias Harris averaged 16.1 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.7 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 48% for the year while his free throw percentage was 84%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest after averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 13.8 rebounds per game and dished out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 53% while his free throw percentage was at 39%.
John Wall averaged 23.1 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds per contest and 10.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 80%. Bradley Beal averaged 23.1 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.1 rebounds per game and had 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage finished at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allowed 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 7th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 42.9 rebounds a game which ranked 9th, and they gave up 23.5 assists per contest which put them in 21st place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 4th in the league. Detroit averaged 101.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -1.12 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 28th in the league. They averaged 45.7 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranked them 4th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 29th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrendered 107.4 points per contest, which ranked them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 15th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards were 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game last season. Washington was 5th in the league with 109.2 points per game last year. They were 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 1.8. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 9th in the NBA. They were 22nd in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Wizards were 11th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Pistons were 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 107.1 was ranked 23rd last season. In terms of pace they were 22nd in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 27th. As a team they were 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Detroit was 29th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 13th in the league.
Washington was 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 7th in the NBA. The Wizards were 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 111.2 was ranked 12th. They were 11th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 6th. As a unit they were 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -5
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