Nuggets vs Pistons Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/2/2020
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -2
Derrick Rose and the Detroit Pistons (17-33, 4th in the Central Division) host the Denver Nuggets (34-15, 1st in the Northwest Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The line on this contest has Denver as 2 point favorites. The O/U opens at 218.
The Nuggets cover 48.9% of the time, having gone 22-23-4 ATS. Detroit is covering 34.7% of the time, going 17-32-1 against the spread.
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/22/20 PF Paul Millsap Knee is out indefinitely
01/22/20 PF Mason Plumlee Foot is out 2-4 weeks
01/16/20 SG Jamal Murray Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Will Barton comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Nikola Jokic averages 19.9 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 10.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Derrick Rose averages 18.9 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 109.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 22nd in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Pistons are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Pistons surrender 111.4 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Nuggets are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 9th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Denver is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Detroit is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 21st. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -2
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