Monday, December 26, 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 Monday, December 26, 2016. The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 22-6. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 110.9 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 14-18. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 98.1, good for a point differential of 0.3.
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Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lebron James averages 25.3 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.7 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Tobias Harris averages 15.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Andre Drummond averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 46%.
Cleveland averages 110.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Detroit averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 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 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 3rd with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 114.8 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 93.6 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 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 15-17-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 12-20-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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