Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 5.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 5-5. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.9 as they average 109.4 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 3-8 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 109.6 points per game and surrender 118.8, good for a point differential of -9.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 4-7-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/07/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Friday vs Detroit
11/07/18 G Kevin Huerter Personal is questionable Friday vs Detroit
10/23/18 F John Collins Ankle is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin averages 27.3 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Trae Young averages 18.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Kent Bazemore averages 14.6 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Detroit averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.8 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 48.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. Atlanta is 18th in the league with 109.6 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.5.
The Pistons are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 30th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Detroit is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 106.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +5.5
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