Wednesday, December 14, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 13-13. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 96.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 6-18. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 93.5 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of -7.0.
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Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Andre Drummond averages 14.9 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.6 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 46%.
J.J. Barea averages 16.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Detroit averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.6 per game. The Pistons allow 96.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Dallas averages 93.5 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 5th with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 102.3. In terms of pace they average 93.9 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 24% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 101.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 91.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/12/16 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Knee probable
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/12/16 PG Devin Harris Foot probable Monday vs. Denver
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/04/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles out indefinitely
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +3
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