The Morning Shootaround: Thursday March 30th

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Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons

TEAM PG FPPG PG RK SG FPPG SG RK SF FPPG SF RK PF FPPG PF RK C FPPG C RK Pace
Brooklyn Nets 51.42 30 43.99 30 44.54 30 49.48 29 53.21 27 103.6
Detroit Pistons 47.58 22 37.06 4 40.21 12 44.8 6 47.85 7 97
League Average 46.31 15.5 40.3 15.5 40.36 15.5 46.15 15.5 49.85 15.5

Vegas- Detroit -6.5 213 O/U

Brooklyn Projected Lineup- Jeremy Lin, Randy Foye, Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brook Lopez

Detroit Projected Lineup- Ish Smith, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer, Andre Drummond

Injuries- Quincy Acy (Out), Joe Harris (Out), Reggie Jackson (Questionable-Rest), Reggie Bullock (Questionable-Foot)

Top Plays- Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, Andre Drummond, Tobias Harris, Brook Lopez

Secondary Plays- Marcus Morris, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Spencer Dinwiddie, Beno Udrih, Jon Leuer, Trevor Booker, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert

  • The Detroit Pistons have dropped eight of their last nine games, including a last-second loss to the Nets last week.
  • Detroit will play five of its final six games against teams in the top eight of the respective conferences after finishing up with the Nets.
  • Detroit did not reach 100 points in any of its last five games and eight of nine.
  • Brooklyn won three of four beginning with the win over Detroit, but lost at home to Philadelphia 106-101 on Tuesday, shooting 40.4 percent overall and 28.1 percent on 3-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn will swap first-round draft picks with the Boston Celtics this June, so it isn’t attempting to tank for lottery balls and is instead playing hard down the stretch.
  • The Nets took each of the first two meetings – both in Brooklyn – this season.
  • Brook Lopez scored a game-high 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with nine rebounds and six assists on Tuesday and scored at least 23 points in eight of the last 10 contests.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is 4-of-21 from 3-point range over the last three games.
  • Jeremy Lin is 3-of-17 from beyond the arc over the last four contests.
  • Ish Smith averaged 13 points, 4.4 assists, and four rebounds over the last five games.
  • The Brooklyn Nets have allowed 110.1 points and 45.4 rebounds per game since the All-Star break.

 

Nets CourtIQ with Acy and Harris off the floor

 

Pistons CourtIQ with Jackson off the floor

 

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Brent Heiden

Brent has been playing fantasy sports for over 10 years now and made the transition over to DFS about two years ago. He is an avid NBA fan and enjoys looking at the sport from an analytical point of view. He is a cash game grinder but has enjoyed a lot of success in GPPs over the past two seasons, including a top-10 finish in the RotoWire MLB Championship. He has been writing MLB, NBA, and game theory articles for dfsdatalytics.com since it was founded. You can find him on Twitter @BrentHeiden1 and find all his articles on dfsdatalytics.com.

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