Suns vs Pistons Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/5/2020
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -1.5
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (18-33, 4th in the Central Division) will take on the Phoenix Suns (20-29, 3rd in the Pacific Division) on Wednesday. Detroit opens this matchup as 1.5 point favorites. The total is set at 224.
The Suns cover 49.0% of the time, having gone 24-25-1 ATS. Detroit is covering 35.3% of the time, going 18-33-1 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/03/20 C Aron Baynes Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
02/03/20 SF Dario Saric Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
02/03/20 SG Ty Jerome Calf is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
02/03/20 PF Cameron Johnson Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
02/03/20 SG Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
02/03/20 PF Markieff Morris Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
02/03/20 SG Svi Mykhailiuk Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
02/03/20 PG Derrick Rose Groin is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Ricky Rubio averages 12.6 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.6 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andre Drummond averages 17.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 15.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Derrick Rose averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 112.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Suns allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 22nd in the league with 108.8 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Pistons are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Pistons surrender 111.3 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 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Suns are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 18th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Phoenix is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Detroit is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 21st. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 15th 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 Suns/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +1.5
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