Friday, December 23, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Golden State Warriors travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 25-4. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 117.4 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 14-17. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.0 points per game and surrendering 97.5, good for a point differential of 0.5.
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Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 25.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Stephen Curry averages 24.7 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Tobias Harris averages 15.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Andre Drummond averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 47%.
Golden State averages 117.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 31.3 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Detroit averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 1st with 11.8 per game. The Pistons allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 116.6 and a defensive rating of 103.2. In terms of pace they average 100 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 93.3 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 25% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 14-14-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-17-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 11-20-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/21/16 G Ian Clark Chest probable Thursday vs. Brooklyn
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/22/16 PG Reggie Jackson Knee probable Friday vs. Golden State
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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