Detroit Pistons at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 8 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 8-6. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 110.0 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 8-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 105.3 points per contest and give up 105.7, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Reggie Jackson averages 15.5 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Chris Paul averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. James Harden averages 27.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Detroit averages 110.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Houston is 26th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 20.5. The Rockets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 9th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Detroit is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Houston is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Rockets are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 15th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -8
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