Detroit Pistons at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 5.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 36-34. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.4 as they average 107.4 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 17-55. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 107.1 points per contest and give up 116.1, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 35-34-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 33-36-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-39-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 31-41-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/19/19 F Richaun Holmes Quad is questionable Thursday vs Detroit
03/19/19 G Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Thursday vs Detroit
03/19/19 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Thumb is questionable Thursday vs Detroit
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin averages 24.7 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 15.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Deandre Ayton averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Devin Booker averages 25.5 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Detroit averages 107.4 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 19th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 116.1 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game. Phoenix is 24th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Pistons are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 27th 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 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +5.5
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