Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 34-36. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 13-56. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 113.9, good for a point differential of -8.1.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-36-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 32-38-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 32-35-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-31-1 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit
03/19/17 G Sean Kilpatrick Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out indefinitely
Reggie Jackson comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Pistons. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tobias Harris averages 16.2 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.43 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.8 per game. The Pistons allow 102.1 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 17th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.07 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 1st with 16.8 per game. The Nets allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Nets force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nets rating on offense is 104.1 and they have a defensive rating of 112. They get 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -5
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