Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons 11/4/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Pistons (1-6) will try to beat the Philadelphia 76ers (5-2) on Thursday.
The 76ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Trail Blazers and notched a win by a score of 113-103 in their last game. Philadelphia finished the game having earned a 51.8% field goal percentage (43 of 83) and converted 13 of their 36 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the 76ers buried 14 of 16 shots for a percentage of 87.5%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 34 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 34 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 2 turnovers and having 11 steals. When it comes to defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 47.6% from the field on 40 out of 84 shooting. Portland earned 45 dimes and had 21 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Portland snagged 32 rebounds (13 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Portland finished 61.1% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 18 tries. They also converted 12 of their 34 attempts from distance.
Andre Drummond is someone who played a role in the game. He accumulated 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played 34 minutes and snagged 15 boards. Drummond walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the field and also dished out 7 assists.
Philadelphia will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 5-2 on the year. They average 112.1 points per contest (8th in basketball) while hitting 49.2% from the floor. The 76ers are hitting 38.1% on 3-pointers (93 of 244) and 86.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling in 40.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 170 dimes this season, which has them ranked 12th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.3 fouls every game. Defensively, the 76ers are able to force 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.3 fouls. The 76ers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.1% (272 of 617) and they concede 44.1 boards per game as a unit. They are 18th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 169 relinquished for the campaign. They relinquish 35.5% on three-point shots and they rank 9th in the league in points per game allowed (103.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Pistons took a loss by a score of 117-89 against the Bucks. The Pistons collected 29 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 43 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Bucks had 15 personal fouls in this contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 70.0%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Detroit made 8 of their 47 tries (17.0%). Overall, the Pistons shot 30 for 93 from the floor which had them at 32.3%. The Pistons allowed the Bucks to make 42 of their 84 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% in this matchup. They shot 45.9% from distance by connecting on 17 of 37 and ended up shooting 16 of 21 at the charity stripe (76.2%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Detroit allowed Milwaukee to grab 43 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Jerami Grant was important for the Pistons in the matchup. He buried 8 out of 13 for this game giving him a rate of 61.5%, and added 2 rebounds. Grant accumulated 21 points in his 24 mins of playing time and accumulated 1 assist in the game.
Detroit has a mark of 1-6 for the campaign. The Pistons are responsible for committing 18.3 fouls per game and they hit 72.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.0 times per contest (26th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 16.1 times per contest. Detroit has accounted for 666 points so far this year (95.1 per contest) and they grab 41.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Pistons are hitting on 39.4% from the field, which is 30th in the NBA. The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 15th in the league in PPG given up with 108.6. They relinquish 23.9 dimes and 46.3 rebounds every game, which is ranked 18th and 16th in the league. The Detroit defense gives up 43.6% on three-point shots (88 of 202) and their opposition makes 80.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 17.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.9% from the floor (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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