San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 23-17. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.1 as they average 111.7 points per contest while giving up 108.6 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 17-20. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.2 points per contest and give up 109.4, which is a point differential of -2.2.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 24-15-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-18-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-19-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 17-19-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
01/05/19 C Zaza Pachulia Leg is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 22.6 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Blake Griffin averages 25.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Andre Drummond averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.0 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.1 per game. The Spurs allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Pistons are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Pistons surrender 109.4 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Spurs are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 16th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Detroit is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 11th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +2
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