Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Boston Celtics travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 14-10 and a road record of 7-5. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 14-12 and a home record of 9-4. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 97.7, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Avery Bradley averages 16.3 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Reggie Jackson averages 20 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 16.3 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 37%.
Boston averages 103.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.4 per game. The Celtics allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Detroit averages 99.3 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 57.9 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 8th with 14.3 per game. The Pistons allow 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Pistons force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 14-9-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 11-12-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-11-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/14/15 G R.J. Hunter Hip "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Knee out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
10/26/15 PG Brandon Jennings Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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