Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 2 point favorites. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 18-24. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 15-29. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 110.3, good for a point differential of -5.9.
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 32.9 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 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Andre Drummond averages 14.5 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 13.5 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 45%.
Julius Randle averages 13.9 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Detroit averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12.1 per game. The Pistons allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th 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 categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Lakers allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 107. In terms of pace they average 94.1 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 11.3 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 Lakers rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 112.6. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 18-24-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 19-23-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-24-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-18-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/14/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Shoulder doubtful Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/14/17 F Reggie Bullock Knee probable Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/13/17 F Jon Leuer Knee expected to miss next 2 games
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -2
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