Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Detroit Pistons travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 11-11. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 100.0 points per game while giving up 97.0 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 12-9. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 13.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 45%. Tobias Harris averages 16.8 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kemba Walker averages 23.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Nicolas Batum averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Detroit averages 100 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.7 per game. The Pistons allow 97 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Charlotte averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 55.5 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Hornets allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 103.1. In terms of pace they average 94 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 97 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 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-10-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/26/16 F Marvin Williams Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -3.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks