Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -13
Pepsi Center is the site where Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (39-18, 1st in the Northwest Division) will take on the Detroit Pistons (19-40, 4th in the Central Division) on Tuesday. Denver opens this contest as 13 point favorites. The over/under is set at 217.5.
The Pistons cover the spread 37.9% of the time, having gone 22-36-1 ATS. Denver is covering 49.1% of the time, going 26-27-4 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Langston Galloway averages 10.2 points per contest in 25.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Tony Snell comes into this game averaging 8.1 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per night. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Gary Harris averages 10.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Nikola Jokic scores 20.9 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.1 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 110.8 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Detroit averages 107.9 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets give up 106.9 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest. Denver is 18th in the NBA with 110.6 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.4. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.4.
The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Detroit is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league.
Denver is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 12th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver -13 and over 217.5 total points
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