Sunday, February 21, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 21-33 and a road record of 6-21. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. New Orleans is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-22. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 27-28 and a home record of 16-10. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of 0.6. Detroit has a division record of 5-6 and a conference record of 16-16. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.9 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19.1 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Andre Drummond averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 35%.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Detroit averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 57.3 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 100.9 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 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Pistons force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 98.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 96.1 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 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pistons score 104.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 89 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-32-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-26-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 27-26-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 29-26-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/20/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Detroit
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
02/20/16 F Marcus Thornton Acquired available Sunday vs. New Orleans
02/19/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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