Sunday, December 11, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 5-18. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.7 as they are averaging 97.6 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 13-12. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.9 points per game and surrendering 96.0, good for a point differential of 3.8.
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Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 23.5 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 13 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Andre Drummond averages 15 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 45%. Tobias Harris averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Philadelphia averages 97.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Detroit averages 99.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 1st with 11.5 per game. The Pistons allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 99.1 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 102.1. They get 94 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 24% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 10.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/08/16 C Jahlil Okafor Illness "?"
12/08/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist "?"
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
10/21/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/10/16 F Marcus Morris Facial injured last game, "?"
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -4.5
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