Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 3/29/2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Washington Wizards head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 41-33. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 107.1 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 34-40. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 34-39-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 33-39-2 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 35-37-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 30-41-3 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/28/18 PG John Wall Knee is "?" Thursday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
Otto Porter comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Bradley Beal averages 22.9 points per contest in 36.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Blake Griffin has scored 21.4 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per game this season for the Pistons. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Andre Drummond averages 14.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 15.9 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 107.1 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.18 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 43.1 boards per contest and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 106 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 22.1 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 26th in the NBA with 103.1 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.68. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22.5. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Pistons give up 103.8 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Washington is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Detroit is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +3
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