Saturday, February 27, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 29-29 and a road record of 12-18. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. Detroit is 6-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-16. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 24-34 and a home record of 16-9. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.7 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of -4.3. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 17-18. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Andre Drummond averages 16.8 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 14.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 36%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.9 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Detroit averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 57.2 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 98.7 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Bucks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Pistons average 98.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 95.6 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 30% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bucks score 101.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 110.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.3 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 29-27-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-28-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 31-26-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
02/26/16 F Anthony Tolliver Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/26/16 PG Spencer Dinwiddie Ankle doubtful Saturday vs. Milwaukee
02/24/16 F Stanley Johnson Shoulder expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/26/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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