Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/1/2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Detroit Pistons head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Friday, December 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 4 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 14-6. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 11-10. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per contest and giving up 104.4, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-5-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-10-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 8-13-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/30/17 G Bradley Beal Eye injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Detroit
11/25/17 PG John Wall Knee is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Andre Drummond averages 14.3 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 15.2 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Otto Porter has scored 15.9 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 105.8 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.9 per game. The Pistons allow 102.4 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 11th in the NBA with 107.7 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.29. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.9 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.1. The Wizards are 24th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Wizards give up 104.4 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 19th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Detroit is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Washington is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Wizards are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -4
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