Detroit Pistons vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 4/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Portland Blazers
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+8.5)
Moda Center is the site where and the Portland Blazers (30-21) will play the Detroit Pistons (16-36) on Saturday. Portland opens this matchup as 8.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 219.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the Sacramento Kings and took home the win by a score of 113-101 in their last contest. Detroit wrapped up the contest having earned a 52.4% field goal percentage (44 out of 84) and made 8 of 23 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pistons converted 17 of their 20 tries for a rate of 85.0%. Concerning hauling in boards, they collected 43 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 assists for the contest in addition to creating 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defending, Detroit let their opponent shoot 44.2% from the field on 38 of 86 shooting. Sacramento recorded 20 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. On top of that, Sacramento pulled down 38 rebounds (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Sacramento ended up going 69.2% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 26 shots. They knocked down 7 of their 30 shots from 3-point land.
Cory Joseph is a player who came through for the matchup. He had 24 points on 10 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31:52 mins and snagged 3 boards. Joseph finished the contest at 71.4% from the field and distributed 7 dimes. Someone else that was a contributor in the game for the Pistons was Isaiah Stewart. He snagged 13 rebounds in 32:49 minutes played. He ended up shooting 80.0% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 8-of-10 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Stewart accounted for 4 assists.
Detroit will play this game with a mark of 16-36 this season. They currently have an average of 107.6 pts per contest (25th in basketball) while shooting 44.8% from the floor. The Pistons are hitting 35.6% on 3-point shots (629 of 1,768) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is collecting 42.6 boards per game and has racked up 1,275 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 15th in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.4 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Pistons are able to force 14.4 turnovers every game while drawing 20.7 fouls. The Pistons defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.8% (750 of 1,075) and they concede 44.2 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 20th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,293 relinquished this season. They relinquish 37.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 12th in basketball in opponents points per game (111.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Portland Blazers took a loss by a final score of 122-103 when they faced the Utah Jazz. The Blazers recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 41 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while earning 3 steals in this matchup. The Jazz were called for 15 fouls in this matchup which took the Blazers to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Portland converted 13 out of 48 tries (27.1%). In all, the Blazers went 38 for 96 from the field which had them sitting at 39.6%. The Blazers allowed the Jazz to convert 43 of 95 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 28.6% from distance via 12 of 42 and finished the game at 24 of 27 at the free throw line (88.9%). In regard to team rebounding, Portland allowed Utah to pull down 58 in total (14 offensive).
Damian Lillard pitched in for the Blazers in this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 21 for the matchup for a rate of 38.1%, and had 5 rebounds. Lillard totaled 23 points in his 33:58 minutes on the court and accounted for 6 assists in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Portland was CJ McCollum. He ended up walking away with 2 assists in his 34:38 minutes played, and he converted 8 out of 21 from the floor. McCollum wrapped this one up going 38.1% from the field in addition to collecting 19 points and 3 total rebounds.
Portland has a mark of 30-21 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Blazers are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 27th in the NBA. Portland has tallied 5,864 pts on the year (115.0 per contest) and they grab 43.8 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 20.3 times per game (30th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.2 times per game. The Blazers are committing 19.4 fouls per contest and they shoot 83.2% from the free throw line. The Blazers defensively are ranked 26th in the NBA in points given up per game with 115.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.9% from the field (28th in the league). The Portland defense gives up 37.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (661 of 1,780) and opponents are connecting on 77.8% of their foul shots. They allow 25.1 dimes and 46.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 20th and 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+8.5)
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