Friday, December 16, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 14-13. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 95.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 10-14. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 14.5 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.8 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 46%.
Bradley Beal averages 21.8 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. John Wall averages 24 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 9.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Detroit averages 98.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allow 95.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Washington averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 20th with 14.6 per game. The Wizards allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 102.1. In terms of pace they average 93.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 96.7 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 25% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 16-8-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/15/16 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Washington
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/15/16 F Markieff Morris Foot "?" Friday vs. Detroit
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -1.5
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