Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 19-49 and a road record of 7-26. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 98.2 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. Brooklyn is 6-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-29. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 34-34 and a home record of 19-12. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of 0.4. Detroit has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 21-20. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
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%.
Brooklyn averages 98.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th 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 19 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 101.5 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 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Nets average 98.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.1 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Pistons score 105.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.6 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 95.4 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%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-33-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-33-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-32-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 35-33-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/18/16 G Jodie Meeks Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Sacramento
03/18/16 PG Reggie Jackson Respiratory is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Sacramento
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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