Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 26-23 and a road record of 11-15. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. Detroit is 5-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-12. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 27-22 and a home record of 14-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 4.1. Boston has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 20-15. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 15.1 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 35%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Detroit averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 58.1 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Boston averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Celtics allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Celtics force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Pistons average 99.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics score 104.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 112.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.2 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 101.6. They get 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-21-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-22-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-22-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 24-24-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/01/16 F Jae Crowder Shin "?" Tuesday vs. New York
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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