Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 10/17/2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 28-54. They were 5th in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -3.7 as they averaged 106.6 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Pistons had an overall record of 39-43 last season. They were 4th in the Central Division. They averaged 103.8 points per game and surrendered 103.9, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 46-35-1 against the spread last season
The Brooklyn Nets were 39-43-0 against the over/under last year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 39-40-3 against the spread last season
The Detroit Pistons were 35-45-0 against the over/under last year
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/11/18 G Allen Crabbe Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
10/11/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Caris LeVert averaged 12.1 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game last year. He averaged 4.2 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 44% for the season while his free throw percentage was 71%. D'Angelo Russell comes into this game after averaging 15.5 points per contest while playing 25.7 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributed 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage was 41% while his free throw percentage was 74%.
Andre Drummond averaged 15.0 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also hauled in 16.0 rebounds per game and dished 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage was 61%. Blake Griffin scored 21.4 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 7.4 rebounds per contest and had 5.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allowed 110.3 points per contest which was 28th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 46.8 rebounds a game which ranked 30th, and they allowed 21.7 assists per game which put them in 6th place in the league. They forced 12.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 1st in the NBA. Brooklyn averaged 106.6 points per contest last year, which was 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -3.7 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shot 36%, which was good for 20th in the NBA. They averaged 44.4 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranked them 9th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 6th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons gave up 103.9 points per game, which ranked them 8th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 27th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons were 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest last year. Detroit was 22nd in the NBA with 103.8 points per contest last season. They were 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -0.2. They shot 37% from beyond the arc, which was good for 5th in the league. They were 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.8. The Pistons were 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Nets were 21st in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 106.9 was ranked 21st. They were 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 17th. As a unit they were 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Brooklyn was 8th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 20th in the NBA.
Detroit was 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 15th in the NBA. The Pistons were 19th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 107.2 was ranked 10th. They were 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 20th. As a unit they were 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn +5 and over 210 total points
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