Detroit Pistons at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Point Spread Picks 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, April 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 10.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 39-39. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.3 as they average 107.2 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 45-33 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 114.0 points per game and surrender 110.8, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 41-36-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 37-40-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 39-39-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 36-40-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
04/03/19 F Blake Griffin Knee is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond averages 17.5 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 15.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%. Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 10.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Paul George averages 28.0 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Detroit averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per game. Oklahoma City is 9th in the league with 114.0 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Thunder are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Pistons are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 11th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Detroit is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Thunder are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -10.5
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