Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 22-19 and a road record of 8-12. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 22-21 and a home record of 13-10. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of -1.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.4 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 17.6 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 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 35%.
James Harden averages 27.5 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Detroit averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 58.3 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 14 per game. The Pistons allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Houston averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 29th with 16.7 per game. The Rockets allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 22-17-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 21-20-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 17-26-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 22-19-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/19/16 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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