Monday, February 22, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, February 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 27-29 and a road record of 11-18. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. Detroit is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-16. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 40-14 and a home record of 23-4. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 96.8, good for a point differential of 6.4. Cleveland has a division record of 5-4 and a conference record of 23-9. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Andre Drummond averages 16.9 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 14.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 35%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Detroit averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 57.3 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Cleveland averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 7th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Pistons average 99 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.3 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. 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 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers score 106.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 115.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.9 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 103.2. They get 93 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 34% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 27-26-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 29-26-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-28-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-28-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
02/21/16 F Anthony Tolliver Leg "?" Monday vs. Cleveland
02/21/16 F Marcus Thornton Acquired is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. New Orleans
02/19/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/21/16 PG Kyrie Irving Illness left last game, "?" Monday vs. Detroit
02/20/16 G Iman Shumpert Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
02/20/16 F Channing Frye Acquired is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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