Friday, April 7, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Friday, April 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 12.5 point favorites.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 35-43. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 101.1 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 53-25. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.3 points per game and surrendering 109.0, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 36-41-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 35-43-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 42-35-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 39-38-1 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
04/05/17 PG Reggie Jackson Knee out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
04/05/17 F Ryan Anderson Ankle "?" Friday vs Detroit
04/02/17 F Sam Dekker Hand out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Pistons. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averages 14 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Eric Gordon averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. James Harden averages 29.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 11.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 101.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.31 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allow 102.4 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 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.35 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Rockets allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. 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 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 100 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 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +12.5
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