Fantasy Basketball Projections – April 22nd 2016

The NBA playoffs continues with a couple of Eastern conference Game three’s and one Western conference. All three better-seeded teams could take a 3-0 lead in the series tonight, but it’s back at home for the underdogs. The first matchup sets LeBron and the East number 1 Cavs against the Pistons at 7PM ET. Following at 8 PM will be the Hawks in Boston’s TD Garden Arena, while at 9:30 PM, the second best team in the West take on the Grizzlies. FanPicks has you prepared with Friday’s fantasy basketball projections, charting the top 20 best performers for all three games.Top 20 4-22-16

It’s no surprise that LeBron James takes number one in the top 20 fantasy picks. His level of consistency is tremendous, scoring over 30 FP is past 10 games. Along with LeBron, Kyrie Irving his the only other player in today’s lineup to score an average of over 30 FP during the playoffs. Kyle Korver suprisingly ranks number two with 25 FP, having had a huge Game 2 against Boston. His numbers don’t usually reflect that. He’s got a post-season average of 12.5 FP and a past four game average of 10.1 FP. His teammate, Al Horford, scored the same number fantasy points, and it’s clear that his status his much better than Korver’s. Reggie Jackson is the best fantasy draft player from Detroit, and he’s not even the most expensive. That goes to rebounding machine Andre Drummond. The Piston and Hawks share the most players listed in the top 20 with 5 each. The Hawks leading scorer, Paul Millsap, didn’t make the cut. Proves that the Hawks have a nice arsenal on their hands.  The Spurs and Grizzlies are lacking in that list, mostly due to the fact their Game 2 ended in a 94-68 win for San Antonio. Off the board, you could see guys like Celtics Isaiah Thomas, Spurs Kawhi Leonard and Grizzlies Matt Barnes provide more than they did last time around. It will also need to be seen if Kent Bazemore could make the Hawks starting five, as he is a game time decision. Thabo Sefolosha is the one who could take his spot if unavailable. The Swiss player has been increasingly good and could line-up as an amazing sleeper pick.

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Fantasy Basketball Courtside Watch

There is a three NBA Playoffs Game 2 set for the evening. The Hornets are in Miami, the Cavs host the Pistons and the TrailBlazers  hope to win in L.A. against the Clippers. All home team have taken Game 1 of the series. It will be the last chance for those visiting clubs to take over the series lead at home for Game 3. So expect a lot of pressure from the underdogs tonight. We’ve listed the top 20 fantasy points producers from their previous game in FanPicks Fantasy Basketball Courtside Watch.Fantasy Basketball

Cleveland’s big three got things done in the first game versus Detroit. Kyrie Irving was the biggest draw with a total of 36.5 fantasy points. LeBron James and Kevin Love came a close second and third with 36 and 35 fantasy points of their own. No other Cavs players were that significant in Game 1, leaving to wonder that they must just be relying on those three to provide the score day in and day out. There’s is no doubt that LeBron is the main man of the bunch, and could enjoy some huge fantasy production for at-least the first two rounds of playoffs. Love, for his part, should be providing regular rebounding defense in the double-digits. This leaves Irving with doubts on if his production level will stay in par with his teammates. He collected 31 points in the game, which contributed for most of his fantasy points production. The point guard came second in Cleveland’s scoring, behind poster boy LeBron James. So it would be doubtful that Irving could score more than King James on the regular, leaving him on the outside looking in. Other top 20 options at the guard position would be L.A.’s Chris Paul, Portland’s, Damon Lillard and Miami’s Dwayne Wade. Charlotte’s Nicolas Batum led the charge against the Heat, he should be a sleeper to provide the points again today.

Which player is going to stand out in tonights fantasy basketball matchups? Can Chris Paul top the list once again? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to enter in your DFS lineup at FanPicks .com. Don’t forget to keep a lookout for the fantasy basketball courtside watch posted daily.

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NBA Playoffs Fantasy Basketball Preview – Eastern Conference

Every team in the NBA playoffs would love to hold the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June but the road to an NBA Championship is a long and difficult one. This NBA Playoffs Fantasy Basketball Preview of the Eastern Conference is is brought you by FanPicks.com. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Basketball contests at FanPicks and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!

 

What does 1st round NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs Bracket look like:

 

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Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups:

 

(# 1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs (# 8) Detroit Pistons:

LeBron James has never lost a 1st round series game yet in his career and on top of that, not a single loss since May 2012 against the Knicks.  The Cavs are high favorites in this contest against the Detroit Pistons. They will just need to keep their offense flow running as well as getting past the 1st round very healthy. They suffered the loss of Kevin Love against the Celtics last year, really hurting them in the finals against the Warriors.

Detroit made it this far and should feel very happy. With a win or two against the Cavs, they can rub their shoulders with satisfaction of a decent ending. It will allow their big superstar Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to get some playoff experience and feel the difference between postseason and regular season action, as well as a first step for this organization’s process to come back slowly in the top half of the Eastern Conference.

 

(# 2) Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers (# 7):

After falling in a thrilling 7 game series against the Brooklyn Nets before being surprisingly swept by John Wall’s Wizards last year, the Raptors in Round 1 have been playing below their potential. This year, it seems that the core is playing differently and full of confidence. Going past Round 1 is more than doable and it would even be a disappointment for Toronto to not see them in the conference finals. They will simply need Kyle Lowry and DeRozan to be healthy and productive to lead this Raptors team to another level.

For much of his playoff career, Paul George had players like David West, Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson helping him out as Indiana was always a force in the East. However, this is the first time that George will have no one to lean on. He will still get some help from the impressive rookie Myles Turner in the frontcourt and from veteran guards George Hill with Monta Ellis.

 

(# 3) Miami Heat vs (# 6) Charlotte Hornets:

Miami was among the 4 teams completely knotted in the middle of the Eastern Conference  and ended up with an acceptable 48-34 record. Heat and Hawks were lucky in the tiebreakers and were granted home court for the 1st round. Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson are huge addition off the bench for the Heat and helping out with respective 20 + minutes games. The two shoot for an impressive 46.7% at home this season and 41.2% on the road.

Charlotte is the only team in the playoffs that doesn’t have an All-Star player in their roster. They will solely rely on Kemba Walker, their long range shooting, scrappy defense and efficiency in all these sectors. If they end up with a possible upset on this one, it will validate their coach Steve Clifford’s as one of the best coaching minds in the NBA

 

Atlanta Hawks vs (# 5) Boston Celtics:

The Hawks entered the playoffs last year with 60 wins and with something to prove. This year, they will agains have to prove themselves The Atlanta Hawks entered the postseason last year looking to prove that they were as good as their East-leading 60 victories. This year, the Hawks still have something to prove. They’re much better than their 4th place finish and can make another run at the Conference finals. They’re backed up by their start players Jeff Teague and Al Horford that will need to be key in this series against Boston.

The Celtics are really the dark horse of the Eastern Conference. Their players’ goal this season was to build from what they started last season. It really meant that they wanted to get back in the playoffs and be more competitive. A 48 win season is a great step towards their goal.

 

 

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Daily Fantasy Basketball News Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic

Dominate your competition with our NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball News, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Detroit Pistons (41-37) and Orlando Magic (33-44) face off tonight at Amway Center.Fantasy Basketball
The Pistons have gone back and forth in the wins and losses column lately, spending Tuesday night on receiving end of a 107-89 away loss to the Miami Heat. Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson each scored 21 points, with the pair combining to go a impeccable 13 for 13 from the free throw line. In his 23 starts since landing with Detroit from Orlando a little before the trade deadline, Harris is averaging 16.5 points and 6.1 boards per game. Andre Drummond ended up with a 12-point, 13-board double-double, shooting 5 of 9 from the field. Drummond tops the NBA in double-doubles by a significant margin, with 65 to his name, in front of Russell Westbrook with 51. The team can ill afford more defeats with their postseason lives in the balance, as they currently hold  the eighth spot in the East with the ninth place Bulls breathing down their necks just two games behind.

Orlando have won four of their past five outings, with their latest victory at home facing the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, 119-107. Nikola Vucevic was relinquished to a bench role in his third game back from a groin injury, yet led the squad in scoring, posting a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds, going 10 of 19 from the paint and 5 of 7 from the charity stripe. Despite his time off, Vucevic remains the most potent offensive menace for the the Magic, averaging 18 points and 8.9 rebounds over the course of 61 games. Evan Fournier and Victor Oladipo recorded 20 points each, with Fournier going 3 of 8 from beyond the arc and forcing 3 turnovers and Oladipo taking in 5 boards. Aaron Gordon contributed to the cause with 14-point and 10-rebound for the double-double, as the Magic remain in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with five games left in their rocky 2015-16 campaign.

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G Elfrid Payton (ORL)

G Victor Oladipo (ORL)

F Tobias Harris (DET)

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NBA Fantasy Basketball Value Picks Thunder vs Pistons

Dominate your competition with our NBA Fantasy Basketball Value Picks, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Oklahoma City Thunder (52-22) travel to Michigan to take on the Detroit Pistons (39-35) at Palace of Auburn Hills.
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Oklahoma City is playing their finest basketball of the season right now and it couldn’t have come at a better moment. They carry an eight-game winning streak into this match-up, with seven of those coming versus teams with .500 records or better. What’s even more impressive are the margins, as they have defeated six of those teams by double-digits. The last two victories may be the most impressive, as they beat the number two ranked squads in both conferences. This will be a difficult task though, as the Thunder are in the back end of a back-to-back set and are facing a Detroit lineup that is fighting to get into the playoffs.

The Pistons come into this contest winning five of their last six, which has launched them into the eight-seed. They find themselves 2.5 games ahead the Chicago Bulls and three above the Washington Wizards. This is not a team you want to face in the playoffs either, as they have very few weaknesses. Andre Drummond leads the NBA in rebounding, Reggie Jackson continues to develop as one of the best guards in the league, and Tobias Harris provides support on the wing. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris are no slouches either. Despite all of that, this starting core tops the league in minutes which could become an issue when playoffs starts and extends the season.

Detroit can hold themselves against any team, but facing a top one who is having success right now is too much of a task to accomplish.

Top Fantasy Picks

G Russell Westbrook (OKC)

F Kevin Durant (OKC)

F Marcus Morris (DET)

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New York Knicks vs Detroit Pistons Fantasy Basketball News – 02-04-16

The stumbling New York Knicks (23-28) head to The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday for a date with the Detroit Pistons (26-23). FanPicks has this game on tap for tonight’s DFS action. Come play Fantasy Basketball at fanpicks.com.

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The Knicks have lost six of their last seven games and are falling further more into a deep and endless hole of agonizing year. They’ve suffered a 97-89 defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtic, on Tuesday. Arron Afflalo was New York’s most productive player in that game, scoring 18 points and going 7 of 15 from the field. Carmelo Anthony had a double-double with 16 points & 14 rebounds, while Robin Lopez also scored the double-double with 17 points & 13 boards. Coming off the bench, Sasha Vujacic collected 13 points. New York was terrible from the field, going 37.8% from the paint and 30% from long range. After missing the last four games because of a sore right groin, point guard Jose Calderon should make is return to the lineup tonight. The Knicks could really use his skills to get out of their rut.

 

The Pistons were also victim of the Celtics, on Wednesday night. They lost 102-95, dropping three of their last four contests. Reggie Jackson scored a team-leading 17 points, while adding 7 assists and draining three triples in the loss. Ersan Ilyasova and Andre Drummond each recorded 16 points apiece. Ilyasova logged in another monster night on the boards, adding 13 rebounds for the double-double. With 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, Marcus Morris also saw is fantasy stock rise yesterday. The Pistons fell in eight place in the Eastern Conference, with the Hornets tailing one and half a game behind for a playoff spot.  Stan van Gundy’s team will be able to regain seventh place in the rankings, when they face the half game up Pacers on Saturday. Detroit will need to improve from beyond the arc, as they made 11 of 34 shots for a 32.4% average on Wednesday night. It’s consistent with their 33.5% season average, which ranks as seventh-worst in the league.

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Detroit Pistons vs Toronto Raptors – 01/30/16 Preview

The white hot Toronto Raptors (31-15) will host the Detroit Pistons (25-22) Saturday evening at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto are odd favorites to win (line: -7). Play in the most exciting daily fantasy basketball, including the newest Point Spread  and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site.

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Detroit has shown the league this season that they’re a legit Playoff contender and compete against some of the best teams. They’re coming back from a hard fought loss against the Cavaliers last night 114-106. All 5 starters for the Pistons finished in double digits scoring. Andre Drummond, a fantasy optimal lineup regular led the pack and recorded a team high 20 pts with 8 boards. Detroit is currently ranked second in the league in rebounds, averaging 47.5 with most coming from league leading Andre Drummond. The Pistons will face the Raptors again in February but in Detroit this time.

Toronto is on a tear right now and just set a franchise record this Thursday for the most consecutive wins. They’re in a great momentum going into this All Star break. Their record win came against the New York Knicks at the ACC, 103-93. The dynamic duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan both put down 26 pts to lead the Raptors past the Knicks. This streak is bringing the Raptors closer to the Eastern Conference leaders, Cleveland Cavaliers, currently only 2 games behind them. Jonas Valanciunas also had a great game and finished the night with a double-double like Lowry and had 11 pts with 18 rebounds. Valanciunas currently averages 9.6 rebounds for the Raps this season in 29 games. The next 5 games will be on the road where they have a 14-9 before hosting the All-Star game February 12-14 weekend.

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NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

 

The NBA has on tap eight outstanding games scheduled on Saturday January 16th to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

 

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The action begins at 7:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Washington Wizards will host the Boston Celtics. These teams have met twice already this season with the Celtics winning each time on their home court by the score of 111-78 and 118-98 covering the spread handily both times. But Boston has hit the skids in recent games by losing four straight until their beat Indiana at home on Wednesday. The Celtics are on a back to back in this spot after hosting Phoenix on Friday night. Washington has won three straight after a five point home victory to Milwaukee on Wednesday. They too are on a back to back after traveling to Indiana on Friday.

 

On NBA League Pass Channel at 7:30PM Eastern Time the Detroit Pistons will be home to the Golden St Warriors. They met back on November 9th at Golden St with the Warriors posting the 109-95 victory at home and covering as a -12 ½ point favorite. Warriors have won nine straight against the Pistons. They rebounded after a road loss to Denver with the 116-98 home victory to the LA Lakers on Thursday night. Detroit is 13-6 on their home court but enters with a two game losing streak following a two point loss at Memphis on Thursday.

 

The Memphis Grizzlies will host the New York Knicks at 8PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel. The Knicks fall a game below .500 at 20-21 after a 110-104 road defeat to lowly Brooklyn on Wednesday. That broke a two game win streak for the team as the Nets were hot from the field. Memphis has struggled shooting the basketball this season that has resulted in a 22-19 mark. They are 3-1 on this home stand after beating Detroit 1-3-101 on Thursday.

 

The late night game begins at 10:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the LA Clippers will host the Sacramento Kings. These are two teams that don’t like each other. The Clippers have won both meetings thus far with Sacramento posting a 111-104 win at Sacramento and three days later beat the Kings at home 114-109.

 

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Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Author: Aldo Panessidi

The Detroit Pistons (21-17) will be hosted by the Memphis Grizzlies (21-19) on Thursday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

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The Pistons had a three-game winning streak halted at home by the formidable San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, 109-99, to fall to 13-6 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put up 25 points on 9 of 14 shooting for Detroit, while Andre Drummond had 17 points and 10 rebounds to add to his league-leading 587 boards on the season. Reggie Jackson had his own double-double off of 10 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Despite falling to one of the top teams in the West, the Pistons have established themselves as a legitimate Playoff contender as the midway point of the 2015-16 campaign draws near. Now sitting at seventh place in the East, the team faces more stiff West competition on Saturday night when they host the Golden State Warriors.

Memphis, sixth place in the Western Conference, were dropped by 107-91 by the visiting Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies in scoring with 20 points, while Tony Allen put up 17 points while going 6-for-12 from the paint. The team has found a relative amount of success this season despite possessing a pedestrian offense that sees them record an average of 95.9 points per game, third-worst in the NBA. Mike Conley, the second-leading producer for Memphis with 15.1 points per contest through 36 games played, has missed four straight match-ups with a sore left Achilles. Conley is expected to suit up for Wednesday’s game, the fourth of six at home for Memphis.

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons

 

The San Antonio Spurs (33-6) will face the Detroit Pistons (21-16) on Tuesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

Starting Lineup The Spurs come into the contest fresh off a 106-79 shellacking of the Brooklyn Nets on Monday in what was Nets interim head coach Tony Brown’s first game. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with a performance straight out of his Portland heyday, amassing a 25-point, 11-rebound double-double in which he shot a stellar 12-for-17 from the field. Kawhi Leonard supported Aldridge’s remarkable effort with 17 points and eight rebounds of his own. Veterans Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, whose playing time coach Gregg Popovich is perpetually mindful of, were able to get by with playing 25 and 22 minutes, respectively, in the blowout victory. San Antonio maintains a stranglehold on the Western Conference’s Southwest Division, having opened up a 10.5 game lead over the second-place Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs also come into Detroit riding an eight-game winning streak, equaling their season high. They attack teams from both sides of the ball, as they remain the stingiest defense in the league (89.7 points allowed per game) and sport the best point differential (+13.9), while also boasting the top team field-goal percentage (.491).

The Pistons come into Tuesday on somewhat of a resurgence, having tallied three consecutive victories and four in their last five games. Like San Antonio, they also defeated the hapless Nets in their most recent contest, a 103-89 victory on Saturday. Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson led the way with a pair of 23-point efforts, with the former adding 11 rebounds for one of his trademark double-doubles, and the latter dishing out eight assists and hauling in three boards. Ersan Ilyasova also put together one of his best games since donning a Detroit uniform in the offseason, registering a remarkable 19-point, 13-rebound double-double of his own. Starting small forward Marcus Morris missed the contest against Brooklyn with knee tendinitis, and remains questionable for Tuesday. Rookie Stanley Johnson would receive a second consecutive start in his place if Morris remains sidelined. The Pistons will be attempting to break their third-place logjam with the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division by overcoming the formidable challenge presented by San Antonio.

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons

 

The Palace of Auburn Hills is the scene for a Saturday night clash between the Brooklyn Nets (10-25) and Detroit Pistons (20-16). Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

Starting LineupIf anything, the Nets will be happy to get away from Barclays Center this weekend, as the team has now dropped nine consecutive games at home. Their latest defeat came in a sloppy Friday night effort against the visiting Magic, where they fell 83-77. True to form, Brook Lopez remained a bright spot for the club, leading in points production with 17 while adding 8 rebounds and shooting 6 of 15 from the field. Joe Johnson added 13 points for a Brooklyn club that is struggling to find anything resembling an offensive rhythm in their 2015-16 campaign, where they rank ahead of only the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers for third worst offense in the league, averaging only 96.4 points per game. The team returns to their home turf all next week for match-ups against the Spurs, Knicks and Trail Blazers.

The Pistons continue to make their case that they are indeed a Playoff calibre team coming out of the East, where they sit in seventh place following a 99-94 road victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Reggie Jackson led Detroit in points with 24 while making 7 of 8 shots from the free throw line. Andre Drummond had 13 points on the night, but the NBA rebound leader had a rather subdued night off the glass with only 5 rebounds. Drummond is averaging a monster 15.7 boards this season. Stanley Johnson had a double-double off the bench with 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Pistons find themselves a vastly improved unit over last year’s lineup. Detroit play San Antonio, Golden State and Chicago all within the next week.

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Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics

 

The Detroit Pistons (19-16) meet the Boston Celtics  (19-15) in an Eastern Conference showdown on Wednesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site

Fantasy basketballThe Pistons are coming off of an annihilation of the struggling Magic on Monday night at home, 115-89. All five Detroit starters scored in double digits, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leading the charge with 21 points and 6 rebounds, making five three-pointers along the way. Andre Drummond added 17 points and was his usual self off the glass with six offensive and six defensive rebounds (for his 30th double-double on the season). The Pistons find themselves inching towards taking over Indiana for third place in the Central Division, a team they sit only a half game behind. Poised for a push into the Playoff picture as mid-season approaches, the Pistons will need to improve their 7-11 record away from the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Celtics also recorded a W on Monday as Jae Crowder put in 25 points to lead Boston to a 103-94 victory over the Nets in Brooklyn. The performance was a career-best for Crowder, who also added 6 rebounds and made 7 of 8 shots from the charity stripe. Crowder is averaging 13.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists in the team’s 2015-16 campaign. The Celtics’ leading scorer on the season, Isaiah Thomas, put in 19 points while Evan Turner recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Boston is a better road team than they are at TD Garden, a trend that will be tested in January as the team plays the majority of their games away from home.

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The Orlando Magic (19-15) will face the Detroit Pistons (18-16) at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com

The Orlando Magic look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 14.3 points and 2.6 assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Victor Oladipo is dishing 3.9 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last 10 road games.

The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 100.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.9 points and 6.4 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.1 points and 16.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have won seven of their last 10 home games.

The Magic are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 26-10-1 ATS in their last 37 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.

Expected Starting Lineups (not confirmed):

Orlando Magic

PG: Elfrid Payton
SG: Evan Fournier
SF: Tobias Harris
PF: Channing Frye
C: Nikola Vucevic

Detroit Pistons

PG: Reggie Jackson
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Marcus Morris
PF: Ersan Ilyasova
C: Andre Drummond

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