Pistons vs Nets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -3
Derrick Rose and the Detroit Pistons (17-31, 4th in the Central Division) are headed to Barclays Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (19-26, 4th in the Atlantic Division). Brooklyn opens this contest as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 226.
The Pistons are covering the spread 36.2% of the time, having gone 17-30-1 ATS. Brooklyn covers the spread 42.2% of the time, going 19-26-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
01/27/20 PG Derrick Rose Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
01/27/20 SG Tony Snell Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/28/20 PG Kyrie Irving Personal is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Detroit
01/28/20 C DeAndre Jordan Finger is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Detroit
Derrick Rose comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 15.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Kyrie Irving scores 27.2 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 21.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 109.2 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 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 6th in the NBA. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.5 per game. The Pistons allow 111.3 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 26th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 20th in the NBA with 109.4 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.58. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.6. The Nets are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Nets give up 111.9 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% 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 16th 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 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Brooklyn is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Nets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 12th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn -3
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