Friday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2016. The Cavs lead the series 2-0. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
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The Cavaliers had a regular season record of 57-25 and a road record of 24-17. They were 1st in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 6 as they averaged 104.3 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. Cleveland was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 35-17. The Pistons had a regular season record of 44-38 and a home record of 26-15. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They averaged 102 points per game and surrendered 101.4, good for a point differential of 0.6. Detroit had a division record of 10-6 and a conference record of 29-23.
LeBron James comes into this contest after averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night this season for the Cavaliers. He pulled down 7.4 rebounds per game and dished out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 52% while his free throw percentage was at 73%. Kyrie Irving averaged 19.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 4.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 89%.
Reggie Jackson averaged 18.8 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabbed 3.2 rebounds per game and had 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was at 86%. Andre Drummond averaged 16.2 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 14.8 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 52% and his free throw percentage was 36%.
Cleveland averaged 104.4 points per contest this season which ranked them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 6.1 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 6th in the league. They averaged 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranked them 12th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 9th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allowed 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 4th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 49.2 rebounds a game which ranked 6th and they gave up 21.4 assists per contest which put them in 9th place in the league. They forced 13.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 24th in the league.
Detroit averaged 101.8 points per game this year which ranked them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 0.3 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 21st in the NBA. They averaged 56.3 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranked them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons ranked 10th with 13.5 per game. The Pistons allowed 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 12th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 50.4 rebounds a game which ranked 8th and they gave up 21.6 assists per contest which put them in 12th place in the league. The Pistons forced 13.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 23rd in the NBA.
The Cavaliers averaged 102 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Cavaliers had an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they averaged 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 52%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cleveland turned the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Pistons scored 105 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 5 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense was 106.1 and they had a defensive rating of 105.5. They had 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempted 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turned the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 50%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 37-43-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers were 41-41-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 42-37-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons were 42-39-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/20/16 PG Mo Williams Knee "?" Friday vs. Detroit
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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