Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 33-33. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 43-22. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.7 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tobias Harris averages 16.4 points per game in 31.6 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%.
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Lebron James averages 26.1 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 8.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Kyrie Irving averages 25.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Detroit averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.17 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.9 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 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Cleveland averages 110.7 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.11 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.6 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 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 95 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 10.9 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 Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.1 and they have a defensive rating of 109.8. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 33-33-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 31-35-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-33-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-29-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/13/17 G Kyle Korver Foot doubtful Tuesday vs. Detroit
03/13/17 C Larry Sanders Acquired "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
02/14/17 F Kevin Love Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -8.5
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