Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/22/2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, February 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 26-30. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.5 as they average 106.6 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 19-39. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 110.6 points per contest and give up 118.2, which is a point differential of -7.6.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-29-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 24-31-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-33-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 32-25-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 15.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 56%. Blake Griffin averages 26.3 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
John Collins averages 19.1 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Trae Young averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Pistons allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the league with 110.6 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.3. The Hawks surrender 118.2 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.5 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +3.5
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