Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 9 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 18-39. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 27-29. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-26-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-29-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-28-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 25-31-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
Kent Bazemore averages 12.9 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%.
Blake Griffin averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Andre Drummond averages 15.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 15.7 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd 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 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Atlanta averages 104 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.09 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 103.6 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season. Detroit is 23rd in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.21. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Pistons are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Hawks are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 5th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Detroit is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Pistons are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -9
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