Wednesday, March 9, 2016
American Airlines Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Detroit Pistons travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 32-31 and a road record of 13-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 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 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 33-31 and a home record of 19-14. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of -0.3. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 21-19. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.2 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 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game in 33.4 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%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.9 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Detroit averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 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 56.7 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 11th 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 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Dallas averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Mavericks force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Pistons average 98.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -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 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Mavericks score 104.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.2 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 94.4 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 34% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.9 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 32-29-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 32-31-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 33-30-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 31-31-2 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
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks