Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 12/12/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
The Brooklyn Nets (17-8) are headed to Little Caesars Arena on Sunday where they will play the Detroit Pistons (4-20).
The Nets faced the Rockets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-104 in their last game. Brooklyn wrapped up the game with a 39.3% field goal percentage (35 of 89) and buried 8 out of their 33 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Nets made 26 of their 31 attempts for a rate of 83.9%. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected 44 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 18 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to shoot 49.4% from the floor on 40 out of 81 shooting. Houston dished out 38 assists and had 23 steals in this game. In addition, Houston totaled 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Houston shot 69.0% at the charity stripe by burying 20 of their 29 attempts. They also converted 14 of their 41 attempts from three-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Nets left the arena with 23 while the Rockets recorded 13 personal fouls.
James Harden is one guy who played a role for the matchup. Harden ended up going 25.0% from the field and dished out 8 dimes. He played 39 minutes played and collected 11 boards. He left the arena with 25 points on 4 of 16 shooting.
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Brooklyn comes into this game with a win-loss record of 17-8 on the season. They are turning it over 13.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Brooklyn is grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 633 dimes this year, which ranks 10th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Nets are shooting 36.0% from downtown (296 of 823) and 80.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 109.0 points per outing (10th in the league) while shooting 46.4% from the field.
On defense, the Nets are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They rank 4th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 547 relinquished so far this year. The Nets are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.0% (973 of 2,263) and they relinquish 45.9 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 30.5% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 11th in basketball in points per game allowed (105.8).
The last time they took the court, the Pistons took a defeat with a final score of 119-116 when they played the Wizards. In relation to rebounding, Detroit allowed Washington to grab 32 in total (13 on the offensive side). They shot 37.5% from three-point range by going 12 out of 32 and ended up going 23 out of 28 from the free throw line (82.1%). The Pistons permitted the Wizards to knock down 42 of their 88 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.7% in this contest. In all, the Pistons finished the game shooting 37 for 79 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.8%. When talking about 3-point shots, Detroit buried 13 of their 24 attempts (54.2%). They were able to knock down 29 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.9%. The Wizards committed 17 fouls for the game which got the Pistons to the free throw line for 35 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Pistons pulled down 30 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for this game.
Jerami Grant ended up being a factor for the Pistons in the game. Grant accumulated 28 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for this game. He knocked down 6 of 16 in this matchup for a rate of 37.5%, and accounted for 5 rebounds.
Detroit has a record of 4-20 on the campaign. The Pistons have committed 20.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 78.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 21.3 times per contest (28th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.2 times per contest. Detroit has 2,394 points for the season (99.8 per contest) and they snag 42.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Pistons are shooting 41.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 30th in basketball.
The Detroit defense surrenders 38.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (288 of 756) and opponents are making 76.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 24.0 dimes and 46.0 boards per contest, which has them ranked 18th and 18th in the league. The Pistons on defense are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG surrendered with 109.2. They are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.0% from the field (30th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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