Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-6.5)
The Detroit Pistons (5-18) host the Brooklyn Nets (14-11) at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday. Detroit opens this contest as 6.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 223.
The Brooklyn Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Philadelphia 76ers and went home with a loss by a final score of 124-108 in their last game. Brooklyn ended having earned a 44.3% FG percentage (39 of 88) and converted 15 out of their 41 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Nets buried 15 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 88.2%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 21 assists in the matchup while getting 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. In regard to the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 51.1% from the floor on 48 of 94 shooting. Philadelphia distributed 27 dimes and had 12 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the 76ers grabbed 51 boards (13 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Philadelphia finished the contest at 81.8% from the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 22 attempts. They also knocked down 10 out of their 27 tries from downtown.
James Harden is one player who played a role in this matchup. He walked away with 26 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 29:07 minutes and also snagged 8 rebounds. Harden finished shooting 50.0% from the field and earned 10 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this game for the Nets was Joe Harris. He had 2 boards and earned 2 assists. He went 66.7% from the field for this game by shooting 6-of-9 (14 points). In all, Harris was on the hardwood for 21:32 min.
Brooklyn will enter this contest with a mark of 14-11 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling in 44.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 671 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Nets are connecting on 40.0% on 3-pointers (370 of 925) and 81.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 121.5 pts per contest (1st in the league) while connecting on 49.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Nets are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 29th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 622 conceded on the year. The Nets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.1% (313 of 498) and they concede 43.8 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 36.0% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 29th in the league in PPG allowed (118.2).
In their last game, the Detroit Pistons went home defeated by a final of 135-129 when they played the Los Angeles Lakers. The Pistons were able to corral 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 36 in the matchup. They turned away 4 attempts while earning 12 steals in this game. The Lakers earned 24 personal fouls for this game which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throws for a rate of 82.1%. In reference to shots from distance, Detroit made 16 out of 42 attempts (38.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons shot 45 out of 94 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.9%. The Pistons allowed the Lakers to convert 51 out of their 91 tries from the floor which had them at 56.0% in the matchup. They went 47.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 9 of 19 and finished the game at 24 of 28 at the free throw line (85.7%). In relation to attacking the glass, Detroit permitted Los Angeles to collect 40 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Jerami Grant ended up being a factor for the Pistons for the matchup. He converted 11 out of 27 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.7%, which gave him 32 points. Grant had 4 rebounds in his 47:46 minutes of time on the hardwood and had 6 assists for the contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Detroit was Delon Wright. He ended up scoring 22 points in his 45:31 mins on the court via 8 out of 10 from the floor for the contest. Wright ended the game having shot 80.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 10 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 5-18 so far this year. The Pistons are committing 21.1 fouls per game and they hit 78.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.8 times per contest (20th in the league) and they are giving up possession 15.1 times per contest. Detroit has earned 2,493 pts so far this season (108.4 per game) and they collect 42.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Pistons are shooting 42.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 30th in the league. The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in basketball in points allowed per game with 113.7. They have given up 25.4 dimes and 45.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 22nd and 21st in the NBA. The Detroit defense allows 39.3% on shots from distance (302 of 769) and their opposition knocks down 74.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 16.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.5% from the field (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-6.5)
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