Sunday, December 4, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Orlando Magic travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 8-12. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 93.0 points per game while giving up 97.3 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 11-10. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 96.9, good for a point differential of 3.5.
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Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Elfrid Payton averages 10.1 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.3 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 47%. Tobias Harris averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Orlando averages 93 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.7 per game. The Magic allow 97.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Detroit averages 100.4 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 1st with 11.7 per game. The Pistons allow 96.9 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 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 98.9 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.8 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 rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 102.9. They get 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 10.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 7-12-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 6-14-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/03/16 PG Reggie Jackson Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Orlando
11/25/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -6.5
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