Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 5/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where and the Detroit Pistons (20-49) will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-47) on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves took the court against the Orlando Magic and walked away with a win by a score of 128-96 in their last contest. Minnesota ended the contest with a 48.5% FG percentage (47 of 97) and knocked down 16 of their 45 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Timberwolves buried 18 of 24 tries for a rate of 75.0%. With regard to getting rebounds, they earned 57 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 30 assists for this game while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In reference to defense, Minnesota allowed their opponent to shoot 39.6% from the floor on 36 of 91 shooting. Orlando earned 20 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, Orlando grabbed 45 rebounds (10 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 9 blocks. Orlando finished shooting 68.2% at the free throw line by converting 15 of 22 shots. They also converted 9 of their 36 tries from beyond the perimeter.
D'Angelo Russell is someone who came through for the game. He ended up walking away with 27 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 29:56 mins and grabbed 6 rebounds. Russell finished the contest at 42.9% from the field and also distributed 8 dimes. An additional guy that came through in the matchup for the Timberwolves was Karl-Anthony Towns. He collected 9 rebounds in 28:35 minutes played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 52.6% from the floor in this game by shooting 10-of-19 (27 points). When the final whistle blew, Towns had 4 assists.
Minnesota will enter this game with a record of 21-47 on the year. The Timberwolves are shooting 35.1% on 3-pointers (892 of 2,540) and 76.5% from the free throw line. They average 111.9 pts per contest (18th in basketball) while hitting 44.7% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest and as a unit they commit 21.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Minnesota is snagging 43.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,739 dimes so far this season, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Timberwolves have forced 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are conceding 39.1% on shots from distance and they are 29th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (117.9). The Timberwolves are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.2% (1,029 of 1,341) and they relinquish 45.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 29th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,822 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Detroit Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 108-96 when they played the Chicago Bulls. The Pistons snagged 32 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. The Bulls earned 22 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 59.1%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Detroit converted 11 of their 27 tries (40.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Pistons shot 36 out of 78 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.2%. The Pistons permitted the Bulls to knock down 43 out of 84 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2% in this contest. They finished 37.5% from three-point range by shooting 12 out of 32 and finished the game at 10 of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Detroit permitted Chicago to grab 43 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Killian Hayes ended up being a major contributor for the Pistons in this game. He made 9 of 17 for this contest giving him a rate of 52.9%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Hayes totaled 21 points in his 38:25 minutes on the court and had 8 assists in this matchup. An additional guy who came through for Detroit was Saddiq Bey. He ended up finishing with 1 assist in 40:52 mins on the court, and he put in 6 of 17 from the floor. Bey finished going 35.3% from the field while also contributing 20 points and 7 rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss mark of 20-49 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pistons are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 23rd in the NBA. Detroit has earned 7,378 points on the season (106.9 per game) and they snag 42.8 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.3 times per contest (18th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.8 times per game. The Pistons are committing 20.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.0% from the free throw line. The Pistons on the defensive side of the court are 10th in basketball in PPG given up with 110.9. The Detroit defense allows 36.4% on 3-point shots (781 of 2,146) and their opponents are converting on 76.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 24.6 dimes and 44.3 boards per game, ranking them 14th and 17th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (26th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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