Friday, April 8, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Washington Wizards travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 38-40 and a road record of 18-21. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. Washington is 8-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-21. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 42-37 and a home record of 25-14. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of 0.5. Detroit has a division record of 9-6 and a conference record of 27-22. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 17.5 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 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%.
Washington averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Pistons allow 101.3 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 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 112 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 98.3 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 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pistons score 105.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 97 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.1 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 95.2 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 50%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 40-38-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 41-35-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 40-36-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 40-38-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
04/07/16 G Alan Anderson Groin doubtful Friday vs. Detroit
04/07/16 PG John Wall Knee "?" Friday vs. Detroit
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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