Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 4 point favorites and the total is set at 203. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 15-19. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0 as they are averaging 98.5 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 16-16. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 103.9, good for a point differential of -2.0.
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 13.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 44%. Tobias Harris averages 16.3 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Paul Millsap averages 17.1 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Detroit averages 98.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Atlanta averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Hawks allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 105. In terms of pace they average 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11.2 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 Hawks rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-18-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 13-21-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-18-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-19-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -4
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