Friday, November 20, 2015
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, November 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2 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 6-5 and a road record of 3-4. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 97.3 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 5-7 and a home record of 0-5. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Andre Drummond averages 19.1 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 18.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 42%.
Ricky Rubio averages 11.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 8.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Detroit averages 97.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 57.8 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.1 per game. The Pistons allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Minnesota averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 14th with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-5-0 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
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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