Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards NBA Picks 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 4.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 20-25. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 106.6 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 19-26. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 113.2 points per contest and give up 116.5, which is a point differential of -3.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 21-22-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 19-24-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 18-26-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 26-19-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/19/19 C Andre Drummond Nose is questionable Monday vs Washington
01/19/19 PG Ish Smith Groin is questionable Monday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is out 6-8 weeks
Blake Griffin averages 26.0 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest. He averages 5.3 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%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 14.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 52%.
Otto Porter averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Bradley Beal averages 24.9 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Detroit averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 22.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 116.5 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game. Washington is 9th in the league with 113.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Wizards are 15th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Detroit is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Washington is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -4.5
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