Pistons vs Thunder Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/7/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -6
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (31-20, 3rd in the Northwest Division) host the Detroit Pistons (19-34, 4th in the Central Division) at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday, February 7, 2020. The line on this contest has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites. The total opens at 224.
The Pistons cover the spread 36.5% of the time, having gone 19-33-1 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 66.7% of the time, going 34-17-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/20 PF Markieff Morris Hip is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
02/05/20 SG Svi Mykhailiuk Hip is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
02/05/20 PG Derrick Rose Abdominal is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony Snell comes into this contest averaging 8.0 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 100%. Langston Galloway averages 10.3 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.5 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Chris Paul averages 17.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.4 per game. The Pistons allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 18th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Thunder are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Thunder surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 21st. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 16th 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. Detroit is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Thunder are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 11th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +6
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