Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2019
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -7.5
Luke Kennard and the Detroit Pistons (4-10, 5th in the Central Division) play the Atlanta Hawks (4-10, 5th in the Southeast Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, November 22, 2019. Atlanta opens this contest as 7.5 point dogs. The total has been set at 224.5.
The Hawks are covering 42.9% of the time, having gone 6-8-0 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 30.8% of the time, going 4-9-1 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/19/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 17
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/20/2019 Tony Snell SG Hip Game Time Decision
11/20/2019 Markieff Morris PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Trae Young averages 26.8 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Luke Kennard averages 17.6 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Andre Drummond averages 18.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 16.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 17.7 per game. The Hawks allow 116.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 22nd in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.7. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 24.6. The Pistons are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.5. The Pistons surrender 112.0 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Hawks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 27th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Detroit is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Pistons are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 23rd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -7.5
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