Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 16-12 and a road record of 6-8. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 18-12 and a home record of 10-6. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 99.9, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 18.2 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 16.4 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 38%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.1 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Detroit averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 58.2 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.1 per game. The Pistons allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Atlanta averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 47 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 14th with 14.7 per game. The Hawks allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Hawks force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-11-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-15-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/22/15 PG Brandon Jennings Achilles expected to miss Tuesday vs. Miami
12/21/15 F Aron Baynes Back probable Tuesday vs. Miami
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/22/15 F Paul Millsap Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Detroit
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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