Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Indiana Pacers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 17-18. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 16-20. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.8 points per game and surrendering 98.7, good for a point differential of 0.1.
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Paul George comes into this contest averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Jeff Teague averages 15.3 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.7 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.3 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 44%. Tobias Harris averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Indiana averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.1 per game. The Pacers allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Detroit averages 98.8 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Pistons allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pistons force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 105.2 and they have a defensive rating of 105.1. They get 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.4 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%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 14-21-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 20-15-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 17-19-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 15-21-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/29/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
01/02/17 PG Jeff Teague Ankle injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Detroit
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
01/02/17 F Aron Baynes Ankle injured last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Indiana
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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