Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 3-5. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 108.0, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 14.4 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 14.3 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 16.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Will Barton averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 95%.
Detroit averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 12.9 per game. The Pistons allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Denver averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 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 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 59.9 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 30th with 18.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 101.8 and a defensive rating of 101. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 103.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.4. They get 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 15.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/10/16 F Reggie Bullock Back probable Friday vs. San Antonio
10/22/16 PG Reggie Jackson Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/11/16 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
11/11/16 F Will Barton Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
11/11/16 F Wilson Chandler Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +3.5
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