Oklahoma City Thunder at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 3 point favorites.
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The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 28-20. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 105.7 points per contest while giving up 101.7 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 22-24. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-28-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-27-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 24-20-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 18-28-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
01/24/18 F Reggie Bullock Thumb is "?" Saturday vs Oklahoma City
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 25.4 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Carmelo Anthony averages 17.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 15.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Tobias Harris averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.02 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.3 per game. The Thunder allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 25th in the league with 102.1 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.07. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14. The Pistons surrender 102.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Thunder are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Oklahoma City is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Detroit is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pistons are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +3
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