San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 12/1/2019
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -3.5
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (6-13, 3rd in the Central Division) host the San Antonio Spurs (7-13, 3rd in the Southwest Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, December 1, 2019. San Antonio opens this matchup as 3.5 point underdogs. The total is set at 219.5.
The Spurs are covering 25.0% of the time, having gone 5-15-0 ATS. Detroit is covering 33.3% of the time, going 6-12-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/29/2019 Chimezie Metu PF Foot Game Time Decision
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/29/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.7 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andre Drummond averages 17.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 17.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Luke Kennard averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.6 per game. The Spurs allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 25.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the league with 106.9 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Pistons are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.7. The Pistons surrender 109.2 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Spurs are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 26th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Detroit is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pistons are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 20th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio +3.5
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