Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 12/6/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: NBA TV
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Pistons (4-18) will attempt to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-16) on Monday.
The Thunder stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a final of 152-79 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Thunder walked away with 14 while the Grizzlies totaled 10 fouls. They knocked down 19 out of their 36 tries from distance. Memphis finished the game at 72.2% at the charity stripe by burying 13 of 18 shots. In addition, Memphis totaled 39 rebounds (14 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Memphis doled out 53 dimes and had 41 steals in the matchup. When talking about the defense, Oklahoma City allowed 62.5% from the field on 60 out of 96 shooting. They also dished out 14 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 26 with 8 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Thunder converted 18 of 22 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. Oklahoma City ended the contest having earned a 32.9% field goal percentage (25 out of 76) and knocked down 11 of their 38 three-point attempts.
Luguentz Dort is a guy who came through in this game. He left the arena with 15 points on 3 out of 8 shooting. He played 25 mins and also collected 1 rebound. Dort finished the game at 37.5% from the field and also earned 2 assists.
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Oklahoma City will play this contest with a win-loss record of 6-16 so far this season. They are averaging 98.1 points per outing (30th in the league) while connecting on 40.7% from the field. The Thunder are hitting 30.2% on shots from 3-point land (253 of 838) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Oklahoma City is collecting 46.1 rebounds per contest and has tallied 434 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 30th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.0 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Thunder are forcing 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 17.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 18th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 550 relinquished this year. The Thunder are allowing a FG percentage of 44.8% (881 of 1,967) and they relinquish 48.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 21st in the league in PPG from their opponents (108.2).
For their last game, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-103 against the Suns. The Pistons collected 29 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this contest. They gave up possession 12 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Suns committed 14 fouls for the contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 26 shots. They were able to convert 20 of them for a rate of 76.9%. With respect to shots from downtown, Detroit buried 11 out of their 27 tries (40.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons shot 36 for 80 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.0%. The Pistons allowed the Suns to knock down 43 of 79 tries from the floor which had them shooting 54.4% for the matchup. They went 57.1% from distance by shooting 12 out of 21 and ended up going 16 of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Detroit allowed Phoenix to snag 38 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Jerami Grant ended up being a major contributor for the Pistons for the game. He knocked down 10 of 19 in the matchup for a rate of 52.6%, and added 6 rebounds. Grant earned 34 points in his 38 mins of playing time and accumulated 3 assists in this game.
Detroit has a record of 4-18 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pistons are connecting on 40.7% from the field, which is 30th in the league. Detroit has scored 2,175 pts for the year (98.9 per game) and they grab 42.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 21.3 times per game (28th in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per contest. The Pistons commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.5% from the free throw line.
The Detroit defense concedes 38.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (267 of 699) and their opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their free throw shots. They have given up 23.9 dimes and 46.3 total boards per game, which is 18th and 18th in the league. The Pistons on defense are ranked 22nd in basketball in PPG allowed with 108.5. They are able to force 16.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.9% from the field (30th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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