Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 3/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-10.5)
The Detroit Pistons (12-31) play the Brooklyn Nets (30-15) at Little Caesars Arena on Friday. Brooklyn opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 231.
The Brooklyn Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Utah Jazz and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 118-88 in their last contest. Brooklyn walked away from the game having earned a 36.1% FG percentage (35 of 97) and converted 7 of 35 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Nets made 11 of 15 shots for a rate of 73.3%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 48 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Concerning the defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 45.1% from the floor on 41 out of 91 shooting. Utah totaled 24 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. On top of that, Utah snagged 56 rebounds (11 offensive, 45 defensive) and added 1 block. Utah finished the game shooting 92.9% at the free throw line by burying 13 of their 14 tries. They knocked down 23 of their 55 shots from 3-point range.
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot is a player who was a factor for the game. He had 14 points on 5 of 17 shooting. He played 33:57 mins and also totaled 5 rebounds. Luwawu-Cabarrot finished the game shooting 29.4% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Nets was Bruce Brown. He grabbed 7 rebounds in his 34:18 minutes played on the night. He finished 36.4% from the field for this contest by connecting on 4-of-11 (10 points). Overall, Brown earned 2 assists.
Brooklyn will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 30-15 on the year. They have an average of 119.4 pts per game (2nd in the league) on 49.6% from the floor. The Nets are shooting 39.3% on 3-pointers (648 of 1,650) and 79.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.0 boards per game and is sitting with 1,194 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 2nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.9 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.8 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers every game while drawing 18.7 fouls. The Nets defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.5% (569 of 843) and they concede 42.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are 21st in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,111 surrendered on the season. They are relinquishing 36.6% from 3-point land and they are 26th in the league in points per game allowed (115.2).
When they last played, the Detroit Pistons took a loss by a score of 116-111 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Pistons were able to corral 36 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the matchup. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Pacers had 20 fouls for the contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 63.2%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Detroit buried 11 out of their 28 attempts (39.3%). Overall, the Pistons finished 44 for 83 from the field which had them sitting at 53.0%. The Pistons allowed the Pacers to knock down 45 of their 97 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.4% for this game. They went 44.1% from downtown by shooting 15 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 14 at the charity stripe (78.6%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Detroit permitted Indiana to collect 37 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Jerami Grant was important for the Pistons for the game. He converted 10 of 20 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Grant earned 29 points in his 31:20 mins on the hardwood and had 2 assists in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Detroit was Saddiq Bey. He ended up with 3 dimes in 30:51 minutes played, and he shot 6 out of 12 from the floor. Bey finished going 50.0% from the field as well as earning 16 points and 3 rebounds.
Detroit has a record of 12-31 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pistons are shooting 44.4% from the field, which ranks 27th in the NBA. Detroit has accounted for 4,609 points so far this season (107.2 per game) and they grab 42.8 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 24.4 times per contest (18th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per game. The Pistons commit 20.3 fouls per contest and they hit 77.1% from the free throw line. The Pistons are ranked 11th in the league in points per game surrendered with 110.9. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.7% from the field (25th in basketball). The Detroit defense gives up 37.2% on 3-point attempts (509 of 1,368) and their opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 25.0 dimes and 44.4 total rebounds per game, ranking them 17th and 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-10.5)
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