Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets NBA Parlay 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 8 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 30-37. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 102.7 points per contest while giving up 104.2 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 37-31. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.1 points per contest and giving up 107.9, which is a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 29-36-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-37-3 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 31-34-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 34-34-0 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
03/13/18 F Reggie Bullock Back is "?" Thursday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andre Drummond averages 14.9 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 15.7 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%. Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 21.6 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Nikola Jokic averages 17.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.4 rebounds per game and 6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Gary Harris has scored 17.8 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per game this season for the Nuggets. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 104.2 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Detroit averages 102.7 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.45 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 43.2 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 107.9 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year. Denver is 8th in the NBA with 109.1 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.19. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 25. The Nuggets are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.2.
The Pistons are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 19th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.1 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 17th in the NBA. Detroit is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Denver is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Nuggets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 8th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver -8 and under 218.5 total points
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