Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Washington Wizards head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 13-21. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.8 as they average 113.2 points per contest while giving up 118.0 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 15-16. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 108.4 points per contest and give up 109.5, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-22-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 21-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 15-15-1 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 14-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/12/18 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
John Wall comes into this game averaging 20.7 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Bradley Beal averages 23.5 points per contest in 36.3 minutes per game. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Blake Griffin scores 25.3 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.9 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 73%. Andre Drummond averages 17.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 15.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 113.2 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 13.9 per game. The Wizards allow 118.0 points per contest, which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 22nd in the NBA with 108.4 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.9 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.0. The Pistons are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Pistons give up 109.5 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Washington is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Detroit is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The Pistons are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +5
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