Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/16/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -3
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Luke Kennard and the Detroit Pistons (11-15, 3rd in the Central Division) will play the Washington Wizards (7-17, 4th in the Southeast Division) on Monday. Washington opens this matchup as 3 point dogs. The O/U has been set at 224.
The Wizards cover 52.2% of the time, having gone 12-11-1 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 44.0% of the time, going 11-14-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/14/2019 Isaiah Thomas PG Calf Expected to be out until at least Dec 16
12/13/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 16
12/10/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
12/5/2019 Jordan McRae SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
12/4/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/14/2019 Andre Drummond C Eye Expected to be out until at least Dec 16
12/14/2019 Blake Griffin PF Knee Game Time Decision
12/4/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 27.5 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Davis Bertans averages 15.4 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Luke Kennard averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 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 90%. Andre Drummond averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 16.6 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 117.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 28.0 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 122.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 26.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 19th in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.2. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Pistons are 7th in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Pistons surrender 108.7 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 19th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 117.3 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Washington is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league.
Detroit is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Pistons are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 18th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th 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 Wizards/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +3
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