Saturday, January 28, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Detroit Pistons head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 21-25. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 101.3 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 16-30. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Pistons. He pulls down 13.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 43%. Tobias Harris averages 16.7 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 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 89%.
Goran Dragic averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.9 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
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Detroit averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.2 per game. The Pistons allow 101.3 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 19th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Miami averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Heat force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 94.4 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 11.4 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 Heat rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 20-26-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 22-24-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 24-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 20-26-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
01/27/17 C Hassan Whiteside Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Chicago
01/24/17 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder expected to miss 2 games
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -2
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