Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Charlotte Hornets head to The Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 24-32. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 27-30. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 101.7, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 22.5 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 44%. Tobias Harris averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
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Charlotte averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.25 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Detroit averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.44 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Pistons allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107.3 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 94.8 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 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-31-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-29-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 27-30-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-30-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/22/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
02/22/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Thursday vs. Detroit
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte +5
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