Saturday, January 2, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 18-15 and a road record of 7-10. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 99.9 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 18-14 and a home record of 11-5. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 99.1, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 18.3 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 16.1 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 38%.
Paul George averages 24.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. George Hill averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Detroit averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 58.2 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Indiana averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 20th with 15.1 per game. The Pacers allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Pacers force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 18-13-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 17-16-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 18-14-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-18-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/01/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
01/01/16 C Jordan Hill Teeth "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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