Sunday, March 19, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Phoenix Suns travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 8.5 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 22-47. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 112.5 per contest. The have an overall record of 33-36. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 21.1 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Tobias Harris averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 41%.
Phoenix averages 107.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.04 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.68 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 45 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 30th with 11.8 per game. The Pistons allow 102.2 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 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pistons force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 111.7. In terms of pace they average 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 94.8 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 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 10.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 34-33-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 41-27-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 33-36-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 32-37-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/18/17 G Devin Booker Ankle probable Sunday vs. Detroit
03/18/17 G Leandro Barbosa Illness "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler Undisclosed out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
03/15/17 F Dragan Bender Ankle out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -8.5
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