Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Detroit Pistons head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 31-32. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 32-31. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -1.0.
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 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 14.6 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1 assists per contest and 13.8 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 41%.
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Jeff Teague averages 15.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Paul George averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Detroit averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.05 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 44.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12 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 18th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Indiana averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 14th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Pacers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 106.7. 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 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13 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 51%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 31-32-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 30-33-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 29-34-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-33-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/06/17 F Lavoy Allen Knee missed last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Detroit.
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +3.5
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