Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 4/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, April 17, 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 (21-33) will play the Detroit Pistons (16-39) on Saturday. Washington opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 221.
The Detroit Pistons faced the Los Angeles Clippers and went home with a loss by a final score of 100-98 in their last game. Detroit ended the game with a 43.5% FG percentage (37 of 85) and made 7 of their 24 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pistons buried 17 of 22 tries for a rate of 77.3%. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected 46 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When talking about defense, Detroit allowed the other team to go 39.8% from the floor on 37 out of 93 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 10 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. In addition, Los Angeles pulled down 47 boards (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Los Angeles ended up going 90.5% from the free throw line by making 19 of their 21 attempts. They converted 7 of 29 shots from distance.
Jerami Grant is someone who was a factor in the game. He had 28 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He played for 35:38 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. Grant finished the game at 47.6% from the field and dished out 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He snagged 5 rebounds in 35:19 min on the hardwood. He went 54.5% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 6-of-11 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Bey didn't record an assist.
Detroit enters this one with a mark of 16-39 so far this season. They currently have an average of 107.7 points per outing (25th in the league) while connecting on 44.9% from the floor. The Pistons are shooting 35.7% on three-point attempts (660 of 1,850) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 42.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,350 dimes so far this year, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.6 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.6 fouls every game. Defensively, the Pistons have forced 14.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.6 fouls. The Pistons defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.9% (794 of 1,133) and they concede 44.2 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,356 relinquished for the campaign. They are giving up 37.4% on three-point shots and they are 14th in the NBA in opponents PPG (111.4).
The last time they took the court, the Washington Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 123-111 when they played the Sacramento Kings. The Wizards earned 42 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 56 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 24 times, while recording 12 steals in this matchup. The Kings had 22 fouls for the game which took the Wizards to the free throw line for 27 tries. They were able to bury 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.5%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Washington buried 7 of their 24 attempts (29.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards shot 47 out of 90 from the floor which had them at 52.2%. The Wizards allowed the Kings to convert 42 of 91 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.2% in the game. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from downtown by connecting on 9 out of 27 and ended up shooting 18 of 24 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Washington permitted Sacramento to collect 30 overall (5 offensive).
Bradley Beal pitched in for the Wizards for the matchup. He converted 10 out of 22 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Beal totaled 31 points in his 36:07 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes for the contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Washington was Russell Westbrook. He ended up walking away with 11 dimes in his 36:25 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 12 out of 22 from the floor. Westbrook ended the game having shot 54.5% from the floor while also contributing 25 points and 15 boards.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 21-33 so far this season. Washington has tallied 6,143 pts on the year (113.8 per game) and they collect 44.5 rebounds per contest. The Wizards commit 21.8 fouls every game and they connect on 76.1% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Wizards are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which ranks 13th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 25.0 times per contest (13th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per game. The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 29th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 118.6. The Washington defense concedes 37.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (695 of 1,835) and their opponents are making 77.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 24.3 dimes and 46.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 11th and 24th in the league. They are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (24th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (-2.5)
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