Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 4/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+6.5)
The San Antonio Spurs (28-28) host the Detroit Pistons (18-40) at AT&T Center on Thursday. The line on this game has San Antonio as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 219.
The Detroit Pistons took the court against the Cleveland Cavaliers and walked away with a win by a score of 109-105 in their last game. Detroit ended the game with a 48.8% field goal percentage (42 of 86) and knocked down 10 of their 27 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Pistons buried 15 of their 21 tries for a rate of 71.4%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 44 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 25 assists in this contest as well as forcing 17 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 42 of 86 shooting. Cleveland earned 24 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, Cleveland collected 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Cleveland shot 80.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of their 20 attempts. They made 5 of 26 shots from distance.
Saddiq Bey is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He left the arena with 20 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played for 35:54 mins and also collected 5 boards. Bey ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and dished out 1 assist. One more player that was a major factor in the game for the Pistons was Isaiah Stewart. He grabbed 16 rebounds in his 31:30 min played on the night. He went 66.7% from the floor in the matchup by going 8-of-12 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Stewart had no assists.
Detroit will take the court with a mark of 18-40 for the season. The Pistons are shooting 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc (689 of 1,939) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They average 107.6 points per game (25th in the league) on 44.9% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game and has earned 1,416 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 17th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Pistons are forcing 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.7 personal fouls. They concede 36.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 14th in the league in opponents PPG (111.3). The Pistons defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.8% (848 of 1,201) and they surrender 44.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 14th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,424 surrendered this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the San Antonio Spurs got the victory with a final of 109-94 when they faced the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs corralled 48 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 57 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 4 steals in the matchup. The Pacers were called for 27 personal fouls for the contest which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 35 shots. They were able to convert 29 of the free throws for a rate of 82.9%. In relation to three-point shots, San Antonio knocked down 8 out of 28 tries (28.6%). In all, the Spurs finished shooting 36 for 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.9%. The Spurs allowed the Pacers to convert 34 out of 104 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 32.7% in this game. They wrapped up this game 23.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 8 out of 34 and ended up shooting 18 out of 27 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In regard to cleaning the glass, San Antonio permitted Indiana to pull down 54 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Derrick White pitched in for the Spurs in this matchup. He buried 8 of 17 for the game giving him a rate of 47.1%, and had 3 rebounds. White tallied 25 points in his 33:39 mins on the court and tallied 4 assists in the matchup. One more player who came through for San Antonio was DeMar DeRozan. He accumulated 6 assists in 31:50 mins on the court, and he shot 5 of 13 from the floor. DeRozan finished going 38.5% from the field in addition to totaling 18 points and 8 rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 28-28 on the year. San Antonio has accumulated 6,195 pts this season (110.6 per game) and they collect 44.2 boards per game. The Spurs are responsible for committing 17.9 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 78.4% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Spurs are hitting on 46.1% from the floor, which ranks 19th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 24.6 times per contest (15th in the NBA) and they turn it over 11.5 times per contest. The Spurs are ranked 12th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.1. They have surrendered 24.4 dimes and 47.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 12th and 28th in basketball. The San Antonio defense allows 37.4% on shots from 3-point land (690 of 1,847) and opponents are making 75.9% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the field (15th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio (-6.5) and over 219 points
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