Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons Expert NBA Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Little Caesars Arena
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Derrick Rose and the Detroit Pistons (2-3, 3rd in the Central Division) host the Brooklyn Nets (1-3, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The spread on this contest has Brooklyn as 3 point favorites. The total opens at 224.
The Nets are covering 0% of the time, having gone 0-4-0 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 40.0% of the time, going 2-3-0 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
8/29/2019 Wilson Chandler SF Suspension Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/31/2019 Markieff Morris PF Ankle Game Time Decision
10/31/2019 Blake Griffin PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 2
10/30/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 2
10/30/2019 Derrick Rose PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 35.3 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Caris LeVert averages 18.5 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Derrick Rose scores 20.4 points per contest while playing 25.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 1.6 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Andre Drummond averages 21.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 17.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 120.0 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 50.3 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 19.8 per game. The Nets allow 122.0 points per contest, which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 19th in the NBA with 107.8 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -4.8. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 23.4. The Pistons are 6th in turnovers per contest with 19.0. The Pistons give up 112.6 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 27.4 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 39.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Nets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 22nd. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Detroit is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 4th in the league. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn -3
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