Saturday, March 4, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 5 point favorites.
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The come into this game with an overall record of 29-32. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 22-38. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 107.4, good for a point differential of -5.7.
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 14.7 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 13.9 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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Jahlil Okafor averages 11.5 points per game while playing 23 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Robert Covington averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Detroit averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.67 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.1 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 19th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.9 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.
Philadelphia averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.75 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 94.9 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 11.2 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 76ers rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 98.5 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 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.1 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 29-32-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 29-32-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-23-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-29-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/01/17 G Gerald Henderson Hip injured last game, "?" Friday vs. New York
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5
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