Sunday, March 6, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 33-30 and a road record of 14-18. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. Portland is 9-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-16. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 31-30 and a home record of 18-11. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 1. Detroit has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 20-16. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.9 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 15 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Portland averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 57 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Pistons allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Pistons force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 100.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pistons score 104.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 99 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.5 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 95.3 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 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 36-27-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 34-28-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 31-28-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-30-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key players to report
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/05/16 G Jodie Meeks Foot doubtful Saturday vs. New York
02/26/16 F Anthony Tolliver Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/24/16 F Stanley Johnson Shoulder expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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