Sunday, January 1, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, January 1, 2017. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 15-20. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 98.5 points per game while giving up 98.7 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 10-24. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 101.7, good for a point differential of -3.3.
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Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 13.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 46%. Tobias Harris averages 16.2 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Goran Dragic averages 18.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Detroit averages 98.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Pistons allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Miami averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 9th with 13.3 per game. The Heat allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 93.9 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 26% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Heat rating on offense is 103.2 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-19-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 14-21-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 17-17-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 15-19-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/31/16 F Marcus Morris Knee "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Miami Heat Injuries
12/31/16 PG Goran Dragic Back "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/31/16 C Hassan Whiteside Eye injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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