Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 4/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+10.5)
The Detroit Pistons (14-35) head to Ball Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Denver Nuggets (31-18). Denver opens this contest as 10.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 221.5.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the New York Knicks and took a loss by a score of 125-81 in their last contest. Detroit ended the game having earned a 35.4% FG percentage (29 out of 82) and buried 9 of their 28 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Pistons buried 14 of 20 shots for a rate of 70.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 43 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 20 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When discussing defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 54.4% from the floor on 43 of 79 shooting. New York dished out 31 dimes and had 12 steals for this contest. On top of that, New York pulled down 44 boards (7 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. New York ended up going 74.1% from the free throw line by making 20 of 27 attempts. They also made 19 of their 39 tries from three-point range.
Jerami Grant is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He notched 16 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32:01 mins and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Grant finished shooting 38.5% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Pistons was Mason Plumlee. He pulled down 10 rebounds in his 21:17 min on the court. He shot 75.0% from the floor for this game by going 3-of-4 (9 points). In all, Plumlee accounted for 1 assist.
Detroit enters this matchup with a record of 14-35 on the season. The Pistons are hitting 35.3% on shots from downtown (593 of 1,682) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 106.8 points per contest (25th in basketball) while shooting 44.3% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 42.7 boards per game and has 1,192 dimes on the season, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 14.5 turnovers every game while drawing 20.7 fouls. They are 17th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,220 conceded so far this season. The Pistons defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.7% (712 of 1,014) and they concede 44.3 boards per contest as a group. They give up 37.6% on shots from distance and they rank 11th in the league in points per game allowed (110.9).
The last time they took the court, the Denver Nuggets went home victorious with a score of 119-109 against the Orlando Magic. The Nuggets pulled down 35 defensive boards and 19 offensive rebounds totaling 54 for the game. They gave up possession 14 times, while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Magic were called for 26 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 31 tries. They were able to make 24 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 77.4%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Denver knocked down 9 out of their 29 tries (31.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nuggets finished 43 for 88 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.9%. The Nuggets allowed the Magic to knock down 42 out of 89 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 47.2% for this game. They shot 37.1% from distance by shooting 13 of 35 and ended up shooting 12 of 17 from the charity stripe (70.6%). Regarding attacking the glass, Denver permitted Orlando to get 36 in total (10 offensive).
Aaron Gordon was important for the Nuggets for the contest. He knocked down 10 of 13 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 76.9%, and totaled 7 rebounds. Gordon earned 24 points in his 34:34 mins on the court and accounted for 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Denver was Jamal Murray. He ended up walking away with 4 dimes in 37:04 mins on the court, and he put in 7 out of 18 from the floor. Murray ended the game having shot 38.9% from the field and also contributing 22 points and 5 rebounds.
Denver has a win-loss mark of 31-18 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nuggets are shooting 48.8% from the field, which is ranked 3rd in the league. Denver has scored 5,650 points so far this year (115.3 per contest) and they pull down 44.3 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 27.0 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they turn it over 13.4 times per contest. The Nuggets are committing 18.8 personal fouls per game and they connect on 78.4% from the charity stripe. The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 9th in basketball in points given up per game with 110.0. The Denver defense surrenders 36.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (636 of 1,755) and their opposition makes 77.5% of their foul shots. They surrender 26.2 assists and 41.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 27th and 3rd in basketball. They have forced 14.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (20th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver (-10.5)
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