Saturday, December 17, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Indiana Pacers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 13-14. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 14-13. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 95.7, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul George averages 21.6 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Tobias Harris averages 16.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 46%.
Indiana averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.5 per game. The Pacers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Detroit averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons 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 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.9 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 102.1. They get 93.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 11-16-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-13-0 against the over/under
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
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/15/16 G Monta Ellis Groin "?" Saturday vs Detroit
12/15/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring expected to miss Saturday vs Detroit
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/16/16 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Washington
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -6.5
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