San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is where the Detroit Pistons (5-28) will try to defeat the San Antonio Spurs (14-19) on Saturday.
The Spurs played the Jazz and went home with a loss by a final score of 110-104 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Spurs ended up walking away with 24 while the Jazz had 14 fouls. They knocked down 9 of 31 shots from long range. Utah finished shooting 76.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 30 attempts. On top of that, Utah grabbed 48 rebounds (7 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Utah dished out 55 assists and had 19 steals in this game. With respect to defense, San Antonio allowed their opponent to shoot 45.3% from the floor on 39 of 86 shooting. They also distributed 26 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and having 8 steals. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected 44 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 4 of their 9 tries for a rate of 44.4%. San Antonio wrapped up the game having earned a 45.0% field goal percentage (45 of 100) and buried 10 of their 30 3-point shots.
Derrick White is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. White shot 50.0% from the field and recorded 8 dimes. He saw the court for 35 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. He finished with 21 points on 8 of 16 shooting.
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San Antonio will play this contest with a win-loss record of 14-19 on the year. They turn the ball over 12.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, San Antonio is grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 942 assists on the campaign, which is 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Spurs are shooting 36.0% on 3-point shots (356 of 989) and 73.0% from the free throw line. They average 111.5 pts per game (5th in the NBA) while shooting 47.1% from the floor.
On defense, the Spurs have forced 14.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.5 fouls. They are ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists with 782 surrendered so far this season. The Spurs are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.0% (1,373 of 2,983) and they relinquish 46.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 35.7% on shots from downtown while they are 22nd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (109.8).
When they last played, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 94-85 when they played the Knicks. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Detroit allowed New York to collect 37 overall (11 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 25.8% from 3-point land by hitting 8 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 24 out of 27 from the charity stripe (88.9%). The Pistons permitted the Knicks to convert 31 out of their 81 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.3% for the game. When all was said and done, the Pistons ended up going 30 for 81 from the field which had them at 37.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Detroit converted 12 of their 35 tries (34.3%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. The Knicks were called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while getting 11 steals in this matchup. The Pistons were able to pull down 35 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the matchup.
Hamidou Diallo ended up being a factor for the Pistons in the game. He knocked down 13 out of 19 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 68.4%, and accounted for 13 rebounds. Diallo earned 31 points in his 39 mins on the court and totaled 4 dimes for the contest.
Detroit has a mark of 5-28 for the season. The Pistons have committed 20.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 78.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.5 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 15.4 times per contest. Detroit has totaled 3,308 pts on the season (100.2 per game) and they pull in 42.5 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Pistons are shooting 41.3% from the floor, which is 30th in basketball.
The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 110.0. They are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the floor (29th in basketball). The Detroit defense surrenders 36.9% on three-point shots (390 of 1,057) and their opponents are converting on 77.5% of their free throw shots. They allow 24.6 assists and 46.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 21st and 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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