Monday, December 7, 2015
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, December 7, 2015. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 4-7. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 97.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 11-8 and a home record of 8-3. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 99.5, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 20.1 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 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 18.5 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 17 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 37%.
Kemba Walker averages 17.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Nicolas Batum averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Detroit averages 98.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 57.8 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Charlotte averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 12.3 per game. The Hornets allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-9-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
10/26/15 PG Brandon Jennings Achilles out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/01/15 C Al Jefferson Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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