Sunday, April 17, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Game 1 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 44-38 and a road record of 18-23. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 102 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. Detroit is 10-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-23. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 57-25 and a home record of 33-8. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 6. Cleveland has a division record of 8-8 and a conference record of 35-17. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 16.2 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 14.8 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 36%.
LeBron James averages 25.3 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kevin Love averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Detroit averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Pistons allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Cleveland averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Pistons average 98.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 105.5. In terms of pace they average 95.1 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 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers score 106.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 107 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.2 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.7 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 42-37-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 42-39-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 37-43-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-41-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
04/13/16 PG Reggie Jackson Abdominal probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/15/16 PG Mo Williams Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Detroit
04/14/16 G Iman Shumpert Knee probable Sunday vs. Detroit
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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