Saturday, March 5, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 31-30 and a road record of 13-19. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Detroit is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-16. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 25-37 and a home record of 15-18. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.8 points per game and surrendering 101.7, good for a point differential of -2.8. New York has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 16-24. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.3 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 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 15 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 36%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Detroit averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 57 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 10th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
New York averages 98.8 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Knicks allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Knicks force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Pistons average 98.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99 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 2.7 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 95.3 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 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks score 99.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.7 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 31-28-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-30-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 32-30-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-31-1 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
02/24/16 F Stanley Johnson Shoulder expected to miss 1-2 weeks
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
03/03/16 F Carmelo Anthony Personal probable Friday vs. Boston
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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