Oklahoma City Thunder at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/3/2018
Monday, December 3, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, December 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 14-7. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 6.4 as they average 111.0 points per contest while giving up 104.6 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 13-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 111.6 points per game and surrender 109.2, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 13-8-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/24/18 G Terrance Ferguson Personal is out indefinitely
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/01/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Dennis Schroder averages 16.8 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Blake Griffin averages 24.9 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Reggie Jackson averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 111.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.0 per game. The Thunder allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 12th in the league with 111.6 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Pistons are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pistons surrender 109.2 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Thunder are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Oklahoma City is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Detroit is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Pistons are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +1
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