Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3 point favorites. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 19-16. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 16-21. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 99.3, good for a point differential of -0.1.
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Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Tobias Harris averages 16.4 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Andre Drummond averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 45%.
Charlotte averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Detroit averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 2nd with 12 per game. The Pistons allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pistons force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 96.4 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 31% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 93.8 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 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-18-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-15-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-20-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 16-21-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/03/17 G Marco Belinelli Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
01/02/17 F Cody Zeller Concussion out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
01/04/17 F Aron Baynes Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -3
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