Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 27-27. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 103.2 points per contest while giving up 103.1 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 17-39. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per contest and giving up 107.9, which is a point differential of -4.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-26-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 24-30-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-26-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 27-29-0 against the over/under
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
02/10/18 F James Ennis III Acquired is probable Sunday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Blake Griffin averages 22.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 15.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%.
Kent Bazemore averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Detroit averages 103.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season. Atlanta is 20th in the league with 103.7 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.21. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Hawks are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Pistons are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96 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. Detroit is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Atlanta is 3rd in the league 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. The Hawks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 106.5 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 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -3.5
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