Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 1/21/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 17-29. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 22-22. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 28-17-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-26-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 24-18-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 18-26-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
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
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Tobias Harris averages 18 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andre Drummond averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.1 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.02 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.7 per game. The Nets allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 25th in the league with 102.3 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.16. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pistons are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14. The Pistons surrender 102.2 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Nets are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 16th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Detroit is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pistons are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +5.5
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