Houston Rockets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-2.5)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where and the Detroit Pistons (3-11) will take on the Houston Rockets (4-9) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Houston as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 224.
The Houston Rockets faced the Phoenix Suns and took a loss by a final of 109-103 in their last game. Houston walked away from the contest with a 42.0% field goal percentage (37 out of 88) and converted 10 of their 31 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Rockets knocked down 19 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 86.4%. In regard to rebounding, they earned 39 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 17 dimes in the game while earning 11 steals and 5 rejections. In relation to defense, Houston allowed their opponent to shoot 47.2% from the floor on 42 out of 89 shooting. Phoenix distributed 25 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Suns pulled down 45 boards (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 11 blocks. Phoenix ended up going 89.5% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of 19 tries. They also knocked down 8 of 34 tries from 3-point range.
Eric Gordon is someone who was a major factor for this game. He recorded 22 points on 9 of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:03 mins and also collected 2 rebounds. Gordon finished the contest at 45.0% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Rockets was Victor Oladipo. He totaled 5 boards and earned 6 assists. He finished shooting 31.8% from the floor for the contest via 7-of-22 (22 points). When all was said and done, Oladipo played for 31:19 minutes.
Houston heads into this contest with a mark of 4-9 so far this year. They cough up possession 16.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Houston is pulling in 42.8 rebounds per contest and has tallied 295 dimes on the season, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Rockets are shooting 35.1% on shots from distance (170 of 485) and 74.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 109.6 points per game (20th in the league) while going 46.0% from the floor. Defensively, the Rockets are able to force 15.5 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They are 4th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 301 surrendered this year. The Rockets defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.9% (201 of 264) and they surrender 47.3 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 35.9% on 3-point shots while they are 20th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.4).
When they last played, the Detroit Pistons took a loss by a score of 123-115 when they faced the Atlanta Hawks. The Pistons corralled 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 attempts while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Hawks committed 15 fouls for the contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of those for a rate of 89.5%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Detroit made 10 of their 31 attempts (32.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Pistons finished shooting 44 for 97 from the field which had them shooting 45.4%. The Pistons permitted the Hawks to bury 44 of 100 tries from the floor which had them at 44.0% for this contest. They went 37.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 24 and ended up shooting 26 of 38 from the free throw line (68.4%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Detroit permitted Atlanta to collect 63 overall (23 on the offensive glass).
Jerami Grant ended up being important for the Pistons for the game. He knocked down 12 of 22 for this game for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which got him 32 points. Grant pulled down 6 rebounds in his 41:11 minutes of playing time and totaled 5 dimes for this game. One more player who came through for Detroit was Blake Griffin. He accumulated 17 points in his 39:05 mins on the hardwood via 5 of 10 from the floor for the matchup. Griffin walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field in addition to collecting 4 assists and 7 boards.
Detroit has a mark of 3-11 so far this season. The Pistons are responsible for committing 21.1 personal fouls every game and they shoot 79.4% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per game (19th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. Detroit has totaled 1,531 points for the campaign (109.4 per game) and they pull down 42.6 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Pistons are connecting on 42.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 29th in the league. The Pistons on defense are ranked 24th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 114.3. They have forced 17.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 49.2% from the floor (29th in basketball). The Detroit defense allows 38.8% on shots from beyond the arc (194 of 500) and their opponents are knocking down 72.4% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 26.3 dimes and 46.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 24th and 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+2.5)
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