Monday, January 30, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, January 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 6 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 21-26. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 29-18. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 13.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 43%. Tobias Harris averages 16.7 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Al Horford averages 15.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Detroit averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.2 per game. The Pistons allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Boston averages 108.1 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111.9 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 20-27-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 23-24-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-19-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 26-21-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/29/17 C Al Horford Groin "?" Monday vs. Detroit
01/29/17 F Amir Johnson Back injured last game, probable Monday vs. Detroit
01/23/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -6
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