Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 51-22 and a road record of 21-13. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. Oklahoma City is 12-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 34-11. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 39-35 and a home record of 24-13. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of 0.7. Detroit has a division record of 8-6 and a conference record of 25-21. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 27.9 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Reggie Jackson averages 18.6 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.2 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 86%. Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Oklahoma City averages 110.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Detroit averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Thunder average 111.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 113.1 and a defensive rating of 105.4. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Pistons score 106.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.4 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. 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 52% 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 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 32-39-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-40-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 37-34-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 39-34-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/21/16 G Jodie Meeks Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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