Saturday, February 4, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 22-27. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 101.1 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 26-22. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Andre Drummond averages 14.6 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 13.7 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 44%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 8.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Paul George averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Detroit averages 101.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Pistons allow 101.8 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 21st and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Indiana averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 48.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 18th with 14.2 per game. The Pacers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 94.6 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 27% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11.2 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 Pacers rating on offense is 107.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 97.3 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 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 22-27-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 25-24-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 21-27-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-22-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/02/17 F Rakeem Christmas Groin doubtful Friday vs. Brooklyn
02/02/17 PG Rodney Stuckey Ankle expected to miss Friday vs. Brooklyn
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -5
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