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Spurs vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons
- Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds DET -3, SA +128 | DET -153 O/U 235.5
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 14-41, while going 23-32-0 vs the spread. Against the Pistons, the Spurs are looking to break out of a 10 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -16.3 points.
San Antonio is trying to bounce back from a 112-98 loss to the Raptors. Going into this game, the team was 10 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. San Antonio was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Raptors by 14 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Keldon Johnson, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 47.1% of his shots.
The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-42. So far, the team has gone 24-31-1 against the spread. Against the Spurs, the Pistons are looking to break out of a 3 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -18.67 points per contest.
Not only did the Pistons drop their last game to the Cavaliers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 113-85 as 8 point underdogs. Detroit struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 11 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Bojan Bogdanovic led the team in scoring with 15 points on a field goal percentage of 30.8%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Spurs averaged 130.0 points per game vs Detroit, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Pistons also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 113.0 points per game vs San Antonio. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Spurs. In these matchups, San Antonio has averaged 119 points per game, while allowing 105. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 224 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Spurs come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 112.3 points per game. So far, San Antonio is averaging 101.0 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 17th in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 52.9%.
Against the Pistons, the Spurs will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 23rd in points allowed.
Right now there are question marks across the board heading into this game for the Spurs as there is a chance they will be without their two leading scorers vs the Pistons. Before getting any money down on this game, be sure to check who is available, as Keldon Johnson and Tre Jones have a combined scoring average of 34.5 points per game. For the season, Johnson is 124th in the NBA in player efficiency and 1st in usage percentage. Through 49 games, he has a field goal percentage of 44.2%. If he is able to take the floor, he will be facing a defense that is 9th in points allowed to small-forwards.
This season, the Detroit offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 111.8 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Pistons are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.9 per contest. Right now, the Pistons offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 26th in effective field goal percentage.
On defense, the Pistons will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 22nd ranked unit in points allowed per game.
This season, the Pistons offense has primarily worked through Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 53 games, Bogdanovic is 43rd in the NBA at 21.3 points per game. So far, him and Ivey have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.4 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden Ivey is grabbing 3.9 rebounds for Detroit to go along with 4.5 assists.
Spurs vs Pistons Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +3
- Free Total Prediction: Under 235.5