Friday, February 10, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, February 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 4.5 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 40-12. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 25-28. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.5 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Tobias Harris averages 16.4 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.1 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 88%. Andre Drummond averages 14.8 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 54% and his free throw percentage is 43%.
San Antonio averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.25 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.17 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Pistons allow 101.9 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 20th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23 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 Spurs have an offensive rating of 112.6 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. 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 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11.4 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%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-22-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-21-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 25-28-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 27-26-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -4.5
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