Detroit Pistons vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 3/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Houston Rockets
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - South
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+1)
The Detroit Pistons (11-29) go to Toyota Center on Friday where they'll take on the Houston Rockets (11-28). Houston opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 229.5.
The Detroit Pistons played the Toronto Raptors and took home the win by a score of 116-112 in their last contest. Detroit finished having earned a 50.7% FG percentage (38 out of 75) and buried 12 out of their 29 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 28 of 32 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 54 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 43.0% from the field on 37 of 86 shooting. Toronto doled out 27 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Furthermore, Toronto grabbed 30 rebounds (10 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Toronto went 76.5% at the charity stripe by burying 26 of 34 attempts. They also converted 12 of 40 attempts from distance.
Saddiq Bey is someone who was a contributor for this game. He ended up with 28 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played 38:39 minutes played and collected 12 rebounds. Bey finished the contest at 57.1% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Pistons was Jerami Grant. He pulled down 2 rebounds in 34:32 min played on the night. He finished the game shooting 43.8% from the floor for the contest via 7-of-16 (23 points). When the final whistle was blown, Grant earned 2 assists.
Detroit heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-29 this season. They are turning it over 14.6 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Detroit is snagging 42.9 boards per game and has totaled 971 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 20th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Pistons are shooting 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (498 of 1,426) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They average 107.5 pts per contest (24th in basketball) while going 44.3% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.6 personal fouls. The Pistons defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.9% (590 of 822) and they concede 44.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 20th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,001 relinquished on the year. They are relinquishing 37.0% from beyond the arc and they are 13th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (111.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Houston Rockets took a loss by a score of 108-94 against the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets corralled 40 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 48 for this contest. They turned it over 16 times, while earning 7 steals in the game. The Warriors had 26 fouls for this game which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 40 shots. They were able to make 21 of them for a rate of 52.5%. In reference to 3-pointers, Houston made 7 out of their 27 attempts (25.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets ended up going 33 for 80 from the field which had them shooting 41.3%. The Rockets allowed the Warriors to convert 41 of their 90 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.6% in this contest. They finished 35.6% from beyond the perimeter by going 16 out of 45 and finished the game at 10 of 12 from the free throw line (83.3%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Houston permitted Golden State to pull down 48 in all (6 offensive).
Kevin Porter ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets for this contest. He made 9 of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and earned 4 rebounds. Porter racked up 25 points in his 36:40 mins on the court and had 7 assists for the contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Houston was Christian Wood. He ended up finishing with 2 dimes in his 26:18 mins on the court, and he knocked down 8 out of 12 from the floor. Wood wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor while also collecting 21 points and 9 total rebounds.
Houston has a record of 11-28 this year. The Rockets are responsible for committing 20.1 fouls per contest and they go 74.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.1 times per contest (28th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per contest. Houston has scored 4,169 pts for the season (106.9 per contest) and they grab 42.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rockets are shooting 43.3% from the field, which ranks them 29th in basketball. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG allowed with 113.7. The Houston defense concedes 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc (492 of 1,313) and their opponents are converting on 77.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 24.1 assists and 48.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 11th and 29th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (19th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston (-1)
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