Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 12/19/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBA League Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (-2)
Capital One Arena is the venue where and the Washington Wizards (25-47 last year) will take on the Detroit Pistons (20-46 last season) on Saturday. Detroit opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 220.
Detroit enters this contest after finishing with a mark of 20-46 last season. The Pistons hit on 36.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (791 of 2,157) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 107.2 points per outing (25th in the league) while connecting on 45.9% from the field. They turned it over 15.3 times per contest and as a group committed 19.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Detroit pulled down 41.7 boards per contest and tallied 1,589 dimes last year, which ranked 22nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Pistons were able to force their opponents into 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 19.8 fouls. They surrendered 36.1% from beyond the arc and they ranked 15th in the league in PPG allowed (110.8). The Pistons allowed a field goal percentage of 48.0% (2,768 of 5,764) and they surrendered 43.5 boards per contest as a squad. They were 5th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,625 relinquished last season.
The Detroit Pistons took the court against the Washington Wizards and went home with a win by a final score of 97-86 in their last game. Detroit walked away from the contest with a 49.4% field goal percentage (39 out of 79) and converted 12 out of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pistons buried 7 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 58.3%. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled 42 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 20 dimes in this contest while getting 13 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of defense, Detroit allowed 39.7% from the field on 31 of 78. Washington doled out 18 dimes and 14 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Wizards pulled down 42 boards (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Washington ended up shooting 68.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 22 shots. They buried 9 of their 34 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Washington had a record of 25-47 last year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wizards connected on 45.7% from the floor, which ranked them 21st in basketball. Washington accumulated 8,238 pts last season (114.4 per game) and they pulled down 42.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 25.0 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they lost possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. The Wizards were responsible for committing 22.7 personal fouls every game and they connected on 78.8% from the free throw line. The Wizards were ranked 29th in the league in points given up per game with 119.1. The Washington defense conceded 37.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (896 of 2,386) and their opposition made 77.8% of their foul shots. They forced their opponents into 16.2 TO's per game and let teams shoot 48.8% from the field (29th in the NBA). They allowed 25.2 dimes and 46.2 total rebounds per game, which was ranked 22nd and 25th in the league.
When they last played, the Washington Wizards went home defeated by a final of 97-86 when they faced the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards were able to corral 34 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the game. They turned away 5 tries while earning 14 steals for the game. The Pistons earned 21 fouls for this contest which got the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of those for a rate of 68.2%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Washington buried 9 out of 34 attempts (26.5%). In all, the Wizards finished shooting 31 for 78 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.7%. The Wizards allowed the Pistons to bury 39 out of their 79 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.4% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 40.0% from behind the 3-point line via 12 of 30 and finished the game at 7 of 12 at the charity stripe (58.3%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Washington allowed Detroit to grab 42 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+2)
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