Friday, April 1, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, April 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 37-38 and a road record of 16-21. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. Dallas is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-23. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 40-35 and a home record of 25-13. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 101.4, good for a point differential of 0.8. Detroit has a division record of 8-6 and a conference record of 25-21. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Reggie Jackson averages 18.5 points per game while playing 30.6 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 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Dallas averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Detroit averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 100.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons score 105.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.4 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 105.3. They get 95.3 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 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-35-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-37-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 38-34-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 39-35-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/28/16 PG Deron Williams Abdominal out indefinitely
03/22/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
03/17/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder out for season
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/21/16 G Jodie Meeks Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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