Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 9.5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 19-35. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 108.7 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 26-26. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-22-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-32-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-24-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 23-29-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
02/05/18 F Quincy Acy Finger is "?" Tuesday vs Houston
02/01/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
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
DeMarre Carroll comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. D'Angelo Russell averages 16.2 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Andre Drummond averages 15 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 15.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Blake Griffin averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.78 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.5 per game. The Nets allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 25th in the league with 103.1 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.19. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pistons surrender 102.9 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Nets are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Detroit is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 22nd. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -9.5
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