Friday, December 9, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 12-12. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 96.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 6-15. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 13.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 45%. Tobias Harris averages 16.9 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 22.2 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Detroit averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.7 per game. The Pistons allow 96.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 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 14th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 102.2. In terms of pace they average 94.2 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 24% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 109.9. They get 95.6 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. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-15-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/08/16 F Marcus Morris Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +2
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