Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 10.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 8-23. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -9.6 as they average 109.0 points per game while giving up 118.6 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 15-15. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 108.9 points per contest and give up 109.9, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-18-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-14-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 15-14-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/21/18 F Omari Spellman Hip is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
12/12/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/12/18 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Kent Bazemore averages 13.5 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Blake Griffin averages 25.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Andre Drummond averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 109.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.1 per game. The Hawks allow 118.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 27.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 21st in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Pistons are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Pistons surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Hawks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 26th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105 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 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Detroit is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Pistons are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 11th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -10.5
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