Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns Predictions, NBA Picks Tonight 2/28/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -3.5
Ricky Rubio and the Phoenix Suns (24-35, 4th in the Pacific Division) host the Detroit Pistons (19-41, 4th in the Central Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, February 28, 2020. Detroit opens this matchup as 3.5 point dogs. The total has been set at 228.
The Pistons cover the spread 37.3% of the time, having gone 22-37-1 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 46.6% of the time, going 27-31-1 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
02/26/20 PG Bruce Brown Knee is questionable Friday vs Phoenix
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/26/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is questionable Friday vs Detroit
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Langston Galloway comes into this contest averaging 10.2 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Tony Snell averages 8.1 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Ricky Rubio averages 12.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Devin Booker averages 26.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.5 per game. The Pistons allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 15th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.1. The Suns are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Suns surrender 113.3 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Pistons are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Detroit is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Suns are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix -3.5
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