Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+2.5)
Capital One Arena is the site where and the Washington Wizards (15-28) will play the Detroit Pistons (12-31) on Saturday. The line on this contest has Washington as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 219.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the Indiana Pacers and went home with a loss by a final score of 116-111 in their last contest. Detroit finished the contest with a 53.0% FG percentage (44 of 83) and made 11 of their 28 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Pistons converted 12 of 19 attempts for a rate of 63.2%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they collected 41 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 29 assists for this game while creating 10 turnovers and having 8 steals. When it comes to defense, Detroit let their opponent shoot 46.4% from the floor on 45 of 97 shooting. Indiana totaled 25 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. In addition, Indiana collected 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 9 blocked shots. Indiana went 78.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 14 attempts. They buried 15 of their 34 shots from beyond the arc.
Jerami Grant is a player who played a role for the contest. He finished with 29 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 31:20 mins and also collected 6 rebounds. Grant shot 50.0% from the field and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He pulled down 3 rebounds in his 30:51 minutes played on the night. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 6-of-12 (16 points). Overall, Bey tallied 3 assists.
Detroit enters this matchup with a mark of 12-31 so far this season. The Pistons are hitting 34.9% on shots from distance (527 of 1,508) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 107.2 pts per game (24th in the league) while connecting on 44.4% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a group are committing 20.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is collecting 42.8 boards per game and is sitting with 1,048 assists this season, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. The Pistons defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.7% (636 of 881) and they relinquish 44.4 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 16th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,073 conceded so far this year. They give up 37.2% on shots from distance while they are 11th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (110.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Washington Wizards took a loss by a score of 106-102 against the New York Knicks. The Wizards corralled 38 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the contest. They turned the ball over 17 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Knicks were called for 28 fouls in the matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 33 shots. They were able to convert 20 of them for a percentage of 60.6%. When discussing shots from downtown, Washington made 8 out of 26 tries (30.8%). When all was said and done, the Wizards went 37 for 80 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.3%. The Wizards permitted the Knicks to bury 34 of their 93 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.6% in the matchup. They went 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 of 28 and finished the game at 31 out of 42 from the free throw line (73.8%). With respect to attacking the glass, Washington allowed New York to snag 55 in all (18 offensive).
Bradley Beal was important for the Wizards for the contest. He knocked down 8 out of 23 for this game for a field goal percentage of 34.8%, and had 4 rebounds. Beal accumulated 26 points in his 39:22 mins on the hardwood and had 9 dimes for the game. Another guy that was important for Washington was Rui Hachimura. He wrapped the game up with 2 assists in 41:25 mins played, and he shot 9 of 16 from the floor. Hachimura finished going 56.3% from the field while also earning 21 points and 9 total rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 15-28 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Wizards are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Washington has earned 4,927 pts for the year (114.6 per contest) and they pull down 43.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.9 times per contest (15th in the league) and they turn it over 14.4 times per game. The Wizards are committing 22.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 76.4% from the free throw line. The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 30th in the league in PPG allowed with 119.9. They have relinquished 24.1 assists and 47.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 12th and 26th in basketball. The Washington defense concedes 38.3% from downtown (566 of 1,477) and their opposition knocks down 77.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 14.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (25th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+2.5)
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