Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 17-21. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 99.6 points per game while giving up 99.7 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 16-22. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 111.2, good for a point differential of -3.4.
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Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.6 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 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Andre Drummond averages 14.5 points per game in 30.2 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 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 46%.
C.J. McCollum averages 23.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 26.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Detroit averages 99.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Portland averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 106. In terms of pace they average 94 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. 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 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 113.1. They get 97.5 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 34% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-21-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 17-21-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 16-22-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 23-15-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
01/06/17 F Aron Baynes Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Portland
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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