Tuesday, December 22, 2015
American Airlines Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 192.5.
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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 Heat have an overall record of 16-10 and a home record of 12-5. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.8 points per game and surrendering 94.9, good for a point differential of 1.9.
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%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.5 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Chris Bosh averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Detroit averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th 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 25th 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 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 12th 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.
Miami averages 96.8 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 10th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 94.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Heat force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th 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
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-18-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/21/15 F Aron Baynes Back probable Tuesday vs. Miami
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
10/26/15 PG Brandon Jennings Achilles out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/21/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit
12/21/15 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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