Pistons vs Hawks 1/18/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -1
De'Andre Hunter and the Atlanta Hawks (9-32, 5th in the Southeast Division) play the Detroit Pistons (15-27, 4th in the Central Division) at State Farm Arena on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Atlanta opens this contest as 1 point favorites. The O/U opens at 228.
The Pistons are covering the spread 36.6% of the time, having gone 15-26-1 ATS. Atlanta is covering 43.9% of the time, going 18-23-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
10/29/19 PG Reggie Jackson Back is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/17/20 PG Jeff Teague Acquired is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs San Antonio
01/17/20 SG Treveon Graham Acquired is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs San Antonio
01/16/20 PF Bruno Fernando Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs San Antonio
01/16/20 C Alex Len Back is downgraded to out Friday vs San Antonio
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 15.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%. Derrick Rose comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 25.8 minutes per night. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Trae Young averages 29.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 8.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%. De'Andre Hunter scores 12.0 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 111.0 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Detroit averages 108.5 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 42.2 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks give up 116.9 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest. Atlanta is 23rd in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.1. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 16.6.
The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% 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 14.1 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 7th in the league.
Atlanta is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta -1 and over 228 total points
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