Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 1 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 35-40. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 103.1 points per contest while giving up 103.6 per game. The Nets have an overall mark of 24-51. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per contest and giving up 110.5, which is a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 36-37-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 30-42-3 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 42-31-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-41-1 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
03/30/18 G Reggie Jackson Ankle injured last game, is probable Saturday vs New York
03/30/18 F Blake Griffin Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Reggie Jackson comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Andre Drummond averages 15 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 16 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
D'Angelo Russell has scored 16 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 103.1 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.52 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 103.6 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 14th in the NBA with 106.5 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.03. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.7 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23.3. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Nets give up 110.5 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 22nd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Detroit is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Nets are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +1
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