Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons - 12/26/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -6.5
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (11-20, 4th in the Central Division) host the Washington Wizards (9-20, 4th in the Southeast Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Detroit opens this matchup as 6.5 point favorites. The total is set at 233.5.
The Wizards cover 53.6% of the time, having gone 15-13-1 ATS. Detroit is covering the spread 36.7% of the time, going 11-19-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/2019 Jordan McRae SG Finger Game Time Decision
12/23/2019 Davis Bertans SF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/22/2019 Isaiah Thomas PG Suspension Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/21/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/17/2019 Rui Hachimura PF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/10/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
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
12/23/2019 Jordan Bone PG Knee Game Time Decision
12/23/2019 Luke Kennard SG Knee Game Time Decision
12/23/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Game Time Decision
12/23/2019 Bruce Brown SG Calf Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Ish Smith comes into this contest averaging 9.9 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Bradley Beal averages 28.3 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Andre Drummond averages 18.0 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 16.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Luke Kennard averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 117.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allow 121.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 26.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 21st in the league with 108.4 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 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Pistons are 5th in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Pistons surrender 110.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Wizards are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 116.8, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 30th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Washington is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Detroit is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +6.5
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