Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 12/26/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Detroit Pistons (5-25) are headed to AT&T Center on Sunday where they will compete against the San Antonio Spurs (12-18).
The Pistons played the Knicks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 105-91 in their last game. Detroit finished having earned a 36.2% field goal percentage (34 out of 94) and made 8 of their 33 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 15 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 78.9%. With regard to pulling down boards, they collected 48 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 22 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When talking about defending, Detroit allowed 44.4% from the field on 40 of 90 shooting. New York distributed 52 assists and had 22 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, New York snagged 39 rebounds (13 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 blocks. New York ended up shooting 73.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 19 tries. They also made 11 out of their 33 attempts from 3-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Pistons ended up walking away with 18 while the Knicks accounted for 12 personal fouls.
Saben Lee is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He left the arena with 16 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 25 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Lee walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the field and dished out 3 assists.
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Detroit steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 5-25 this year. They are averaging 100.1 points per game (29th in the league) while shooting 41.4% from the floor. The Pistons are shooting 30.7% on 3-pointers (328 of 1,067) and 78.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 42.4 rebounds per game and has 652 dimes so far this year, which is 28th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 20.3 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing 0.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 0.7 personal fouls. They rank 18th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 25 relinquished on the season. The Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.4% (41 of 86) and they surrender 1.6 boards per game as a unit. They give up 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 27th in the league in PPG allowed (3.7).
When they last played, the Spurs took home the win by a final score of 116-92 when they faced the Clippers. When discussing rebounding, San Antonio allowed Los Angeles to pull down 34 in all (9 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 28.1% from distance by hitting 9 of 32 and finished the game at 15 of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Spurs allowed the Clippers to convert 34 of 87 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.1% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Spurs finished shooting 50 out of 114 from the field which had them shooting 43.9%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, San Antonio made 12 of 37 attempts (32.4%). They were able to convert 4 of them for a rate of 66.7%. The Clippers earned 14 personal fouls in this contest which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for 6 attempts. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 11 steals in the matchup. The Spurs collected 43 defensive rebounds and 23 offensive rebounds for a total of 66 for this contest.
Dejounte Murray ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs in the game. He converted 10 of 22 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 45.5%, and accumulated 11 rebounds. Murray accumulated 24 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 13 dimes for this game.
San Antonio has a mark of 12-18 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Spurs are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is 4th in the NBA. San Antonio has scored 3,295 points on the season (109.8 per game) and they collect 45.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 28.1 times per game (1st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game. The Spurs commit 16.7 personal fouls per game and they connect on 72.3% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense concedes 36.5% on shots from 3-point land (13 of 35) and opponents are converting on 76.1% of their free throw shots. They surrender 0.8 assists and 1.5 boards per contest, which is 20th and 25th in the league. The Spurs defensively are ranked 26th in the NBA in PPG given up with 3.7. They are able to force 0.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit
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