Friday, February 19, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 27-27 and a road record of 11-17. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. Detroit is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-15. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 23-28 and a home record of 11-16. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -2.7. Washington has a division record of 7-4 and a conference record of 17-16. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Andre Drummond averages 17 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 14.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 35%.
John Wall averages 20 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Detroit averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 57.4 rebounds per game and 18.7 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 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 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 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Washington averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 15th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Pistons average 99.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% 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 Wizards score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.1 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 27-25-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 29-25-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 26-25-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 28-22-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
02/18/16 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Groin "?" Friday vs. Washington
02/18/16 PG Reggie Jackson Illness missed last game, probable Friday vs. Washington
02/18/16 F Tobias Harris Acquired "?" Friday vs. Washington
Washington Wizards Injuries
02/18/16 G Alan Anderson Ankle doubtful Thursday vs. Utah
02/17/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh "?" Thursday vs. Utah
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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