Saturday, December 12, 2015
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Indiana Pacers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 12-8 and a road record of 6-5. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 12-11 and a home record of 8-3. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98 points per game and surrendering 97.6, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 27.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. George Hill averages 12.7 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 16.7 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 37%.
Indiana averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.4 per game. The Pacers allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Detroit averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 57.6 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 7th with 14.2 per game. The Pistons allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Pistons force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 9-14-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
10/26/15 PG Brandon Jennings Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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