Golden State Warriors at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Golden State Warriors head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 4.5 point favorites.
The Warriors head into this matchup with a mark of 15-8. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 116.5 points per contest while giving up 111.5 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 11-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 111.8 points per game and surrender 110.7, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 10-13-0 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 13-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 10-8-0 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 11-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/30/18 PG Stephen Curry Groin is probable Saturday vs Detroit
11/28/18 F Draymond Green Toe is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson comes into this game averaging 22.9 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kevin Durant averages 30.1 points per contest in 35.7 minutes per game. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Blake Griffin scores 25.1 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Reggie Jackson averages 16.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116.5 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 45.8 boards per contest and 27.8 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.5 per game. The Warriors allow 111.5 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 12th in the NBA with 111.8 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.11. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.4 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 21.5. The Pistons are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Pistons give up 110.7 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 19th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Golden State is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Detroit is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Pistons are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -4.5
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