Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to The Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 6 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 19-29. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 21-27. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 28 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 12.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jrue Holiday averages 15.1 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.8 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 43%. Tobias Harris averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
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New Orleans averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Detroit averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 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 27th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Pistons allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pistons force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 98.1 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 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-24-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-25-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 21-27-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 24-24-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -6
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