Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 23-20 and a road record of 9-13. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 100.2 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 16-27 and a home record of 8-14. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of -4.1.
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 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 17.7 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 15.5 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 36%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 19 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Detroit averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 58.4 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.9 per game. The Pistons allow 100.2 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 21st and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Denver averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 23-18-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 21-20-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 24-18-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/22/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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