Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+11.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (25-13) play the Detroit Pistons (10-27) at Barclays Center on Saturday. Detroit opens this game as 11.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 228.
The Detroit Pistons took the court against the Charlotte Hornets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 105-102 in their last contest. Detroit finished having earned a 44.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 85) and made 15 of 46 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 11 of 14 attempts for a rate of 78.6%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 50 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 27 dimes in this game while forcing 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 36 of 90 shooting. Charlotte distributed 26 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Charlotte collected 45 boards (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Charlotte finished the game shooting 95.8% when shooting free throws by making 23 of their 24 attempts. They also buried 10 of their 30 attempts from long range.
Jerami Grant is a guy who played a role in this contest. He had 32 points on 11 of 24 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:51 mins and totaled 8 rebounds. Grant ended up shooting 45.8% from the field and also recorded 4 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He collected 3 rebounds in 28:10 min on the hardwood. He finished 36.4% from the field in the matchup via 4-of-11 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, Bey finished the game without a dime.
Detroit will take the court with a mark of 10-27 for the campaign. They are turning it over 14.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.7 fouls per game. As a team, Detroit is collecting 42.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 900 dimes for the campaign, which is 16th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pistons are hitting 35.1% on 3-point shots (471 of 1,340) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. They average 107.8 pts per game (24th in the league) while going 44.2% from the field. Defensively, the Pistons have forced 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.5 fouls. They are giving up 37.3% from 3-point land and they rank 13th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.7). The Pistons defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.8% (547 of 757) and they concede 45.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 20th in the league in giving up assists with 923 surrendered for the year.
In their last game, the Brooklyn Nets got the victory with a final of 121-109 when they faced the Boston Celtics. The Nets were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in the matchup. They turned it over 14 times, while recording 3 steals in this contest. The Celtics committed 13 fouls in the matchup which took the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Concerning 3-pointers, Brooklyn buried 19 out of 42 tries (45.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets went 42 for 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.7%. The Nets allowed the Celtics to convert 41 out of 91 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.1% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 32.5% from three-point range by connecting on 13 out of 40 and ended up shooting 14 out of 22 at the free throw line (63.6%). In regard to how they rebounded, Brooklyn permitted Boston to collect 39 in total (11 offensive).
Kyrie Irving was important for the Nets for this contest. He buried 15 of 23 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 65.2%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Irving earned 40 points in his 34:28 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 3 assists for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Brooklyn was James Harden. He left the arena with 8 dimes in his 37:43 mins played, and he put in 6 of 16 from the floor. Harden ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor while also contributing 22 points and 10 boards.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 25-13 on the year. Brooklyn has accounted for 4,602 pts for the campaign (121.1 per game) and they average 44.3 rebounds per contest. The Nets are committing 19.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.4% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Nets are connecting on 50.0% from the field, which is ranked 1st in the league. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.1 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.4 times per game. The Nets defensively are ranked 26th in the league in points per game surrendered with 115.9. The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (489 of 1,337) and opponents are making 77.6% of their free throw attempts. They allow 24.8 assists and 42.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks 17th and 6th in basketball. They have forced 12.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the floor (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-11.5)
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