Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-6.5)
The Detroit Pistons (3-11) host the Philadelphia 76ers (10-5) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. Detroit opens this contest as 6.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 221.5.
The Philadelphia 76ers played the Boston Celtics and notched a win by a score of 117-109 in their last contest. Philadelphia walked away from the contest with a 46.2% FG percentage (36 of 78) and buried 9 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the 76ers buried 36 of 45 tries for a rate of 80.0%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 41 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 20 assists for the game as well as having 12 steals and 3 blocks. When talking about defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 47.2% from the field on 42 of 89 shooting. Boston recorded 22 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Celtics grabbed 45 rebounds (10 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Boston ended up going 65.0% at the charity stripe by converting 13 of their 20 attempts. They made 12 out of their 33 shots from downtown.
Joel Embiid is a guy who was a factor for the game. He ended up with 42 points on 12 out of 19 shooting. He played 32:53 minutes and collected 10 rebounds. Embiid finished 63.2% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this game for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He collected 3 boards and had 5 dimes. He finished the game shooting 52.9% from the field in the game by shooting 9-of-17 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Harris played 39:37 min.
Philadelphia will play this contest with a mark of 10-5 so far this season. They are turning it over 16.8 times per game and as a team are committing 20.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling in 46.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 380 assists for the year, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA in terms of passing. The 76ers are shooting 36.0% on three-point shots (179 of 497) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 113.8 points per game (9th in the league) while connecting on 47.4% from the field. When they are on defense, the 76ers are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 fouls. They rank 26th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 389 conceded so far this season. The 76ers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 43.9% (228 of 319) and they surrender 44.7 boards per game as a squad. They concede 36.1% on three-point shots and they are ranked 13th in basketball in opponents PPG (110.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Detroit Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-115 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Pistons snagged 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the game. They also blocked 3 tries while earning 9 steals for this game. The Hawks earned 15 fouls for this game which got the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a percentage of 89.5%. In regard to shooting from distance, Detroit made 10 of their 31 tries (32.3%). In all, the Pistons ended up shooting 44 out of 97 from the field which had them at 45.4%. The Pistons permitted the Hawks to make 44 of 100 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 44.0% for this game. They finished the game shooting 39.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 out of 23 and finished the game at 26 of 38 from the free throw line (68.4%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Detroit permitted Atlanta to pull down 63 overall (23 on the offensive glass).
Jerami Grant ended up being important for the Pistons for this game. He made 12 of 22 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which got him 32 points. Grant grabbed 6 rebounds in his 41:11 mins of playing time and accumulated 5 dimes in the matchup. One more player that was important for Detroit was Blake Griffin. He ended up walking away with 17 points in 39:05 minutes played via 5 of 10 shooting in this game. Griffin wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor as well as collecting 4 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 3-11 so far this season. Detroit has totaled 1,531 pts for the year (109.4 per game) and they pull down 42.6 boards per contest. The Pistons are committing 21.1 personal fouls every game and they shoot 79.4% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pistons are shooting 42.7% from the floor, which is 29th in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 24.4 times per contest (19th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. The Pistons defensively are ranked 23rd in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 114.3. They relinquish 26.3 assists and 46.9 boards every game, ranking them 24th and 24th in the league. The Detroit defense allows 38.9% on 3-point shots (194 of 499) and opponents are converting on 72.4% of their foul shots. They are able to force 17.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 49.2% from the floor (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-6.5)
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