Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 5/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers (45-21) play the Detroit Pistons (20-47) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the Memphis Grizzlies and walked away with a win by a score of 111-97 in their last contest. Detroit ended the game with a 53.0% FG percentage (44 of 83) and converted 11 out of their 28 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 12 of 14 shots for a rate of 85.7%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 39 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 24 assists in the game in addition to creating 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With respect to defense, Detroit let their opponent shoot 42.7% from the floor on 38 out of 89 shooting. Memphis distributed 25 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, Memphis pulled down 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Memphis ended up going 64.7% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 17 tries. They also converted 10 of 37 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Cory Joseph is a player who was a major factor in the game. He racked up 18 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played 34:50 mins and also collected 4 rebounds. Joseph finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and also earned 11 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Pistons was Isaiah Stewart. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 30:51 minutes on the court. He ended up going 42.9% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-14 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Stewart earned 1 assist.
Detroit heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 20-47 so far this season. The Pistons are connecting on 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (783 of 2,214) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 107.1 points per game (26th in the league) while going 45.1% from the floor. They are giving up possession 14.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is snagging 42.9 boards per game and has 1,631 assists this season, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Pistons are forcing 14.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.5 fouls. They give up 36.5% on 3-point attempts and they are 11th in the NBA in opponents PPG (110.9). The Pistons are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.4% (945 of 1,371) and they concede 44.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 15th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,645 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Philadelphia 76ers got the win with a final of 135-115 against the Houston Rockets. The 76ers snagged 36 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in the game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 10 steals in the game. The Rockets had 16 personal fouls for the game which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 90.9%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Philadelphia buried 15 out of their 35 attempts (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the 76ers ended up going 50 out of 94 from the field which had them shooting 53.2%. The 76ers allowed the Rockets to convert 42 of their 93 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.2% for this game. They finished shooting 37.8% from distance by going 17 out of 45 and finished the game at 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). In regard to rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Houston to collect 38 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers in this matchup. He converted 10 of 17 in the game for a rate of 58.8%, and had 12 rebounds. Embiid had 34 points in his 24:38 mins on the court and totaled 2 assists in the game. One more player that was pivotal for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris. He wrapped the game up with 3 dimes in 26:26 mins played, and he shot 5 of 10 from the floor. Harris ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field while also earning 15 points and 2 total rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss mark of 45-21 for the season. The 76ers have committed 20.2 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 76.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.4 times per contest (24th in the league) and they turn it over 14.7 times per game. Philadelphia has scored 7,517 points this season (113.9 per contest) and they pull down 45.4 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the 76ers are hitting on 47.7% from the field, which is ranked 9th in the NBA. The 76ers are ranked 6th in the league in points allowed per contest with 108.3. They relinquish 23.5 assists and 42.6 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 6th and 8th in the league. The Philadelphia defense concedes 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (790 of 2,174) and their opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 15.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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