Friday, January 29, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, January 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 32-12 and a road record of 14-9. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 95.9 per contest. Cleveland is 2-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-7. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 25-21 and a home record of 15-7. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 1.8. Detroit has a division record of 5-4 and a conference record of 14-10. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.7 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Cleveland averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 58.5 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 9th with 13.8 per game. The Pistons allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Pistons force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 98.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 108.5 and a defensive rating of 102.4. In terms of pace they average 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pistons score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.2 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 105.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% 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 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-23-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-24-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 25-19-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 24-22-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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