Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Little Caesars Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Little Caesars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 29-53. They were 5th in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -6.0 as they averaged 113.3 points per game while giving up 119.4 per contest. The Pistons had an overall mark of 41-41 last year. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They averaged 107.0 points per contest and gave up 107.3, which was a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks were 42-40-0 against the spread last season
The Atlanta Hawks were 47-35-0 against the over/under last year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 41-43-2 against the spread last season
The Detroit Pistons were 41-43-2 against the over/under last year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/19/2019 Trae Young PG Back Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 John Collins PF Illness Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Knee Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Allen Crabbe SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/18/2019 Luke Kennard SG Knee Game Time Decision
Trae Young comes into this contest after averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.7 rebounds per game and dished out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage finished at 83%. John Collins averaged 19.5 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.0 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 56% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Blake Griffin averaged 24.5 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 7.5 rebounds per game and had 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was at 75%. Andre Drummond averaged 17.3 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averaged 15.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage was 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averaged 113.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -6.0 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 16th in the league. They averaged 46.1 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game, which ranked them 12th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 1st with 17.0 per game. The Hawks allowed 119.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 30th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 46.0 rebounds a game which ranked 23rd and they gave up 26.9 assists per contest, which put them in 30th place in the league. They forced 15.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit was 25th in the league with 107.0 points per game last year. They were 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -0.2. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 22nd in the NBA. They were 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Pistons were 19th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pistons surrendered 107.3 points per contest, which ranked them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 9th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons were 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game last season.
The Hawks were 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.9, and their offensive rating of 108.1 was ranked 28th. They were 1st in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 17th. As a unit they were 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Atlanta was 1st in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 54%, which was 5th in the NBA.
Detroit was 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 12th in the NBA. The Pistons were 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 109 was ranked 11th. They were 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 26th. As a unit they were 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -3
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