Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Dallas Mavericks head to The Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 4.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 22-33. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 98.2 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 26-30. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Mavericks. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Wesley Matthews averages 15.5 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.9 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 31.8 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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Dallas averages 98.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.57 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 44.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 27th with 12.2 per game. The Pistons allow 101.9 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 23rd and 19th 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 22nd place in the league. The Pistons force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 91.6 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 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. 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 11.3 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%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-25-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-31-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-30-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-29-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/14/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring doubtful Wednesday vs. Detroit
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +4.5
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