Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 4/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+7)
American Airlines Center is the site where and the Dallas Mavericks (30-26) will take on the Detroit Pistons (18-40) on Wednesday. The line on this game has Dallas as 7-point favorites. The total opens at 221.5.
The Detroit Pistons took the court against the Cleveland Cavaliers and notched a win by a score of 109-105 in their last contest. Detroit wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.8% FG percentage (42 of 86) and made 10 out of their 27 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Pistons made 15 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 44 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 25 assists in this contest in addition to creating 17 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to defense, Detroit let their opponent shoot 48.8% from the floor on 42 of 86 shooting. Cleveland earned 24 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Cleveland pulled down 39 boards (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Cleveland ended up shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by making 16 of 20 shots. They knocked down 5 of their 26 tries from 3-point range.
Saddiq Bey is one player who had an impact in the game. He accumulated 20 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played 35:54 minutes and grabbed 5 rebounds. Bey finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the Pistons was Isaiah Stewart. He snagged 16 rebounds in his 31:30 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field for the matchup by shooting 8-of-12 (18 points). When all was said and done, Stewart didn't record an assist.
Detroit heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 18-40 for the season. They turn it over 14.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Detroit is collecting 42.6 boards per game and has accumulated 1,416 dimes this season, which has them ranked 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pistons are shooting 35.5% on 3-point shots (689 of 1,939) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 107.6 points per outing (25th in the league) while shooting 44.9% from the floor. Defensively, the Pistons are forcing 14.6 turnovers every game and they draw 20.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 16th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,424 conceded on the year. The Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.8% (848 of 1,201) and they surrender 44.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 36.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 13th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Mavericks went home defeated by a final of 121-107 when they faced the Sacramento Kings. The Mavericks collected 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 42 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 3 steals in this contest. The Kings earned 19 fouls in this contest which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 65.0%. With regard to shots from downtown, Dallas knocked down 16 of 48 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Mavericks finished 39 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.8%. The Mavericks permitted the Kings to make 44 of 89 tries from the field which had them at 49.4% for the game. They went 45.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 11 of 24 and ended up going 22 out of 25 from the charity stripe (88.0%). With respect to rebounding, Dallas permitted Sacramento to pull down 42 in all (10 offensive).
Luka Doncic ended up having an impact for the Mavericks for this contest. He buried 14 of 27 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 51.9%, and had 8 rebounds. Doncic earned 37 points in his 35:50 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Dallas was Dorian Finney-Smith. He finished this one with 1 assist in his 35:24 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 8 of 11 from the floor. Finney-Smith ended the game having shot 72.7% from the field while totaling 22 points and 4 total rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 30-26 this year. As an offensive team, the Mavericks are shooting 46.7% from the field, which ranks them 15th in the league. Dallas has accounted for 6,230 pts so far this season (111.3 per game) and they pull in 43.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.3 times per contest (27th in the league) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. The Mavericks commit 19.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 77.6% from the free throw line. The Mavericks are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per contest with 110.0. They are able to force 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (8th in basketball). The Dallas defense allows 36.6% on shots from distance (733 of 2,005) and their opposition knocks down 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They concede 22.3 dimes and 44.4 boards per game, which has them ranked 3rd and 17th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-7) and under 221.5 points
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