Saturday, February 6, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 27-24 and a road record of 11-16. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. Detroit is 5-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-13. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 26-23 and a home record of 15-8. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of 2.8. Indiana has a division record of 4-6 and a conference record of 17-10. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
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 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 15 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 35%.
Paul George averages 23.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. George Hill averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Detroit averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 58 rebounds per game and 18.7 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 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Indiana averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Pacers allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Pistons average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% 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 Pacers score 103.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.6 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 101.8. They get 97.1 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 28% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.7 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 49%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 27-22-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 28-23-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 26-23-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 24-25-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
02/04/16 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Groin out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/05/16 C Ian Mahinmi Back is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Atlanta
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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