Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 18-11. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 96.7 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 14-16. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of 0.9.
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Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Zach Randolph averages 13.3 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Tobias Harris averages 15.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 4.8 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 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 45%.
Memphis averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Detroit averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 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 22nd in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 1st with 11.7 per game. The Pistons allow 97.4 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 12th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 101.4 and a defensive rating of 101.8. In terms of pace they average 93 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 93.4 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 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 49%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-14-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-17-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 11-19-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/19/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Boston
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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