Friday, March 11, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, March 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 33-31 and a road record of 14-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Detroit is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-17. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 35-28 and a home record of 23-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 2. Charlotte has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 22-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
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 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.8 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 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%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.4 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Detroit averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 56.8 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Charlotte averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 12.9 per game. The Hornets allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Pistons average 98.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.3 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 95.2 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 30% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hornets score 105.1 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 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.3 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 95.7 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 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 33-29-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-29-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-32-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/06/16 G Jodie Meeks Foot out indefinitely
02/26/16 F Anthony Tolliver Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/24/16 F Stanley Johnson Shoulder expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/01/16 F Spencer Hawes Back out indefinitely
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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