Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 8-2 and a road record of 3-2. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 95.6 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 5-5 and a home record of 2-1. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per game and surrendering 97.2, good for a point differential of -0.6.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Kevin Love averages 17.2 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Reggie Jackson averages 20.4 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Andre Drummond averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 19 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 40%.
Cleveland averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 56.9 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Detroit averages 96.6 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 58.1 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 16th with 15.3 per game. The Pistons allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Pistons force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-7-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/26/15 PG Kyrie Irving Knee out indefinitely
09/29/15 F Iman Shumpert Wrist 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
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland
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