Saturday, March 12, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 33-31 and a road record of 14-20. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Detroit is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-17. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 8-56 and a home record of 5-26. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.7 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of -10.7. Philadelphia has a division record of 1-10 and a conference record of 2-37. In their last 10 games they are 0-10.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.1 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 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.8 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 15.1 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 35%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Nerlens Noel averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Detroit averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 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 56.8 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 100.5 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 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 96.7 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.4 per game. The 76ers allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Pistons average 98.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.7 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 4.3 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 95.2 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 30% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The 76ers score 97.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -10.7 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense is 98.2 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 97.8 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 31% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 33-29-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-35-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 35-28-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/06/16 G Jodie Meeks Foot out indefinitely
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
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/11/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee expected to miss Friday vs. Brooklyn & Saturday vs. Detroit
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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