Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. 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 Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 38-29 and a road record of 17-17. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 98.6 per contest. Atlanta is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-18. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 34-33 and a home record of 19-11. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of 0.5. Detroit has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 21-19. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 15 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Atlanta averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Hawks allow 98.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Detroit averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Hawks average 101.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 101.2. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Pistons score 105.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -14.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 105.1. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-32-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-36-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-31-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 34-33-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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