Thursday, January 21, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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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 Pelicans have an overall record of 14-27 and a home record of 9-9. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of -3.6.
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%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Detroit averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th 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 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th 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.
New Orleans averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% 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 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 7th with 13.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th 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
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-24-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-23-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out indefinitely
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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