Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Boston Celtics travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 6-5. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 6-6. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 96.9, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Isaiah Thomas averages 27.2 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 53%. Tobias Harris averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Boston averages 106.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.5 per game. The Celtics allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Detroit averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 6th with 12.2 per game. The Pistons allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 109.6 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 97 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 34% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 102.1. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/16/16 C Al Horford Concussion "?" Friday vs Golden St
11/03/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/22/16 PG Reggie Jackson Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -3
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