Pistons vs Wizards 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -2
Capital One Arena is the site where Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (13-28, 4th in the Southeast Division) will take on the Detroit Pistons (16-27, 3rd in the Central Division) on Monday. Detroit opens this game as 2 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 232.
The Pistons cover the spread 38.1% of the time, having gone 16-26-1 ATS. Washington covers the spread 47.5% of the time, going 19-21-1 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 Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
01/18/20 SG Jordan McRae Ankle left last game, is questionable Monday vs Detroit
Derrick Rose comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 15.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Bradley Beal averages 27.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Ish Smith averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 109.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.7 per game. The Pistons allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 5th in the league with 114.5 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Wizards are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Wizards surrender 120.2 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Pistons are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 20th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Detroit is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Washington is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Wizards are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 116.3, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 30th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +2
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