Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/30/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/30/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction”

Tobias Harris #34 and Luke Kennard #5 of the Detroit Pistons defends against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs in the second half of National Basketball Association game at Little Caesars Arena on December 30, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Kawhi Leonard's 18 points led the way, but on just 4-for-11 shooting.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have won five of their last seven games but they will be looking to bounce back after falling to the slumping Magic in a 102-89 loss on Thursday.

numberFire projects Tolliver for 18.9 FanDuel points on Saturday. The Pistons defeated the Spurs 93-79.

Can Galloway lead the second unit? Like Leonard, it was on a low field-goal mark of 6-for-15.

It started with struggles on the Spurs' end. The problem is, so does Popovich, and his trio can produce at a higher level offensively. He pulled in 21 rebounds and scored 14 points, overwhelming the Spurs and acting as a force. That holds true for Jackson and Johnson, which makes the rookie Kennard the wild card. They were behind the team's 44.4 percent shooting. Pau Gasol fueled San Antonio with 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Drummond had 11 points and 15 rebounds.

Gasol has been almost as proficient when it comes to getting double-doubles against Detroit, totaling nine in his last 11 games against them.

The Pistons rank second in fast break points allowed per game (8.3) while the Spurs rank 13th (10.9).

Pistons center Andre Drummond has six double-doubles in nine career matchups with San Antonio, missing out on the other three by either one point or one rebound in all of them. San Antonio had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (22.2 vs. 14.6). San Antonio have also covered in their last four inter-conference games and are 5-1 against the spread in their last six overall, yet they are 1-4 against the spread in their last five versus Central Division foes.

Meanwhile, Detroit owns records of 19-15 SU and 19-13-2 ATS.

San Antonio opened as a 4.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 195.5 points. It's at Madison Square Garden, and a continuation of the team's multi-game road trip. That task will be far more hard since there is not much falloff from Parker to his backup Patty Mills.

San Antonio ranks third in blocks per game (5.6) while Detroit ranks 28th (3.4).

Tolliver also made a start against the Spurs earlier in the month, so it looks like a matchup based move.

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