Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 4 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 42-20. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 110.8 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 31-32. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 26 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Kyrie Irving averages 25.1 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Reggie Jackson averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Tobias Harris averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Cleveland averages 110.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.27 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.5 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 15th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Detroit averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.05 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 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 29th with 12 per game. The Pistons allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pistons force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.9 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 95 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 11.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 28-32-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 35-27-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 31-32-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 30-33-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out indefinitely
02/14/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +4
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