Nets vs Pistons predictions 1/25/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1
Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets (18-25, 4th in the Atlantic Division) travel to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Detroit Pistons (17-28, 3rd in the Central Division). Brooklyn opens this contest as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 225.5.
The Nets cover 41.9% of the time, having gone 18-25-0 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 38.6% of the time, going 17-27-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/23/20 C DeAndre Jordan Finger is questionable Saturday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/23/20 PG Bruce Brown Illness is questionable Friday vs Memphis
01/23/20 C Andre Drummond Mouth is upgraded to probable Friday vs Memphis
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 26.1 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 21.5 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Derrick Rose scores 18.5 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 5.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 15.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 109.4 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 48.4 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.0 per game. The Nets allow 112.0 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 22.0 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 19th in the NBA with 109.3 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.36. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.4. The Pistons are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Pistons give up 110.6 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Nets are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Brooklyn is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Detroit is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Pistons are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 19th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +1
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