Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 31-29 and a road record of 13-18. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 101.8 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 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 50-9 and a home record of 28-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105 points per game and surrendering 92.5, good for a point differential of 12.6. San Antonio has a division record of 9-2 and a conference record of 30-5. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
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 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.8 points per game in 33.6 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%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 20.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Detroit averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. 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 13.6 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 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 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 16th in the league.
San Antonio averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 92.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Pistons average 99 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.7 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.6 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 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Spurs score 106.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 14.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.1 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 111.2 and they have a defensive rating of 97.9. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 31-27-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-29-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 36-22-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-31-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
03/01/16 PG Spencer Dinwiddie Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
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
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/01/16 PG Andre Miller Acquired probable Wednesday vs. Detroit
02/20/16 C Matt Bonner Calf out indefinitely
02/04/16 G Manu Ginobili Groin expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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