Friday, November 18, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 6-6. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 98.6 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 9-2. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.0 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of 5.5.
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 13.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 53%. Tobias Harris averages 17.2 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Lebron James averages 23.4 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Detroit averages 98.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.2 per game. The Pistons allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Cleveland averages 109 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 56.1 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 12.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 103.8 and a defensive rating of 102.1. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 112 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-7-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/22/16 PG Reggie Jackson Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/17/16 G J.R. Smith Ankle "?" Friday vs. Detroit
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -10.5
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