Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 12/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (14-11) are traveling to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday where they will take on the Detroit Pistons (4-19).
The Wizards faced off with the Pacers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-110 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Wizards ended up finishing with 19 and the Pacers accounted for 15 personal fouls. They made 9 of their 23 tries from long range. Indiana finished the contest at 95.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 22 attempts. Additionally, Indiana pulled down 27 rebounds (13 offensive, 14 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Indiana doled out 40 dimes and had 25 steals for the game. In reference to defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 52.4% from the floor on 43 of 82 shooting. They also dished out 25 assists for the game in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and having 11 steals. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 30 with 9 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Wizards made 17 of their 21 shots for a rate of 81.0%. Washington ended the game with a 53.1% FG percentage (43 out of 81) and made 7 of their 15 3-point shots.
Bradley Beal is a guy who came through in the matchup. He scored 34 points on 12 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins played and grabbed 2 rebounds. Beal finished the contest at 63.2% from the field and also recorded 4 dimes.
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Washington comes into this one with a mark of 14-11 on the year. They average 105.5 pts per game (21st in the league) while hitting 46.2% from the field. The Wizards are shooting 32.5% on shots from downtown (252 of 776) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is grabbing 45.2 boards per game and has racked up 591 dimes so far this season, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.7 personal fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers every game while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 18th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 569 relinquished on the campaign. The Wizards defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.3% (991 of 2,236) and they surrender 44.9 boards per contest as a group. They are surrendering 33.6% on shots from distance while they are 14th in the NBA in opponents PPG (106.4).
In their last game, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-103 when they played the Thunder. In the matter of rebounding, Detroit permitted Oklahoma City to pull down 34 in all (6 on the offensive side). They went 36.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 of 25 and ended up going 23 out of 30 at the free throw line (76.7%). The Pistons allowed the Thunder to convert 41 of their 82 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% for this game. In all, the Pistons went 41 out of 99 from the floor which had them shooting 41.4%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Detroit converted 16 of 41 attempts (39.0%). They were able to make 5 of the free throws for a clip of 83.3%. The Thunder had 11 personal fouls for this game which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for 6 tries. They turned it over 16 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Pistons corralled 36 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 52 in this game.
Cade Cunningham ended up having an impact for the Pistons in this matchup. He converted 11 out of 24 for the game for a field goal percentage of 45.8%, and had 11 rebounds. Cunningham recorded 28 points in his 36 mins on the court and earned 5 dimes in the game.
Detroit has a record of 4-19 on the year. The Pistons have committed 19.7 personal fouls every game and they go 78.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 21.3 times per game (28th in the league) and they cough up possession 15.2 times per game. Detroit has scored 2,278 pts for the season (99.0 per game) and they snag 42.8 boards per contest. As an offense, the Pistons are connecting on 40.7% from the floor, which is 30th in the NBA.
The Pistons are ranked 22nd in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 108.7. They are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.0% from the floor (30th in the NBA). The Detroit defense surrenders 38.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (276 of 724) and their opponents are knocking down 76.0% of their free throw shots. They give up 23.8 assists and 46.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 18th and 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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