Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 8-10. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 97.5 points per game while giving up 97.1 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 9-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of 2.4.
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Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Andre Drummond averages 14.6 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.4 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 46%.
Nicolas Batum averages 14.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Kemba Walker averages 24.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Detroit averages 97.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.5 per game. The Pistons allow 97.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Charlotte averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 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 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 55 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 11.6 per game. The Hornets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 103.2. In terms of pace they average 94 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 22% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 97.4 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 34% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 8-7-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 PG Reggie Jackson Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/28/16 G Nicolas Batum Eye is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Memphis
11/27/16 G Jeremy Lamb Cramps probable Monday vs. Memphis
11/27/16 G Marco Belinelli Hamstring injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Memphis
11/26/16 F Marvin Williams Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -4.5
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