Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Portland Blazers head to The Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 4 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 24-34. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 28-31. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 101.8, good for a point differential of -0.4.
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 23.3 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Damian Lillard averages 25.9 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Tobias Harris averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 42%.
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Portland averages 107.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.66 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.42 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Pistons allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 111.9. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 94.9 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 27% 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 51%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 23-35-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 32-26-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 28-31-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 28-31-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +4
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