Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 4/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-3.5)
The Washington Wizards (17-29) go to Little Caesars Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Detroit Pistons (13-33). Washington opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 221.
The Washington Wizards took the court against the Charlotte Hornets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-104 in their last contest. Washington ended having earned a 41.0% FG percentage (41 of 100) and converted 10 of 37 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Wizards knocked down 12 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of pulling down boards, they earned 51 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 22 assists in this game as well as creating 14 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning defense, Washington allowed 46.7% from the floor on 42 out of 90 shooting. Charlotte distributed 24 assists and had 6 steals for this game. In addition, Charlotte pulled down 50 rebounds (9 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 1 block. Charlotte finished shooting 84.2% at the charity stripe by making 16 of 19 attempts. They also buried 14 out of their 34 shots from long range.
Rui Hachimura is one guy who was a major factor in this contest. He accounted for 30 points on 12 out of 25 shooting. He played for 40:19 mins and also collected 4 rebounds. Hachimura walked away from this one shooting 48.0% from the field and earned 3 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He grabbed 15 rebounds in 37:48 min played. He finished the game at 35.0% from the floor for this game by shooting 7-of-20 (22 points). Overall, Westbrook had 14 assists.
Washington comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 17-29 so far this year. The Wizards are connecting on 34.6% on shots from downtown (494 of 1,429) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. They average 114.5 points per outing (9th in the league) on 46.6% from the floor. They are giving up possession 14.6 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 22.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 44.1 boards per game and has 1,146 dimes on the campaign, which is 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers every game and they draw 22.5 fouls. The Wizards are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.3% (687 of 1,035) and they surrender 46.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 9th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,112 surrendered this season. They concede 38.3% from beyond the arc and they rank 30th in the league in points per game allowed (119.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Detroit Pistons took home the win by a final score of 118-104 against the Toronto Raptors. The Pistons snagged 34 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 43 in this matchup. They also turned it over 18 times, while recording 6 steals in this matchup. The Raptors had 25 fouls in the matchup which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 34 shots. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 79.4%. When talking about 3-pointers, Detroit knocked down 15 of their 30 attempts (50.0%). Overall, the Pistons finished the game shooting 38 out of 75 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.7%. The Pistons allowed the Raptors to make 35 out of 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7% for the game. They wrapped up this game 30.6% from three-point range by shooting 11 of 36 and ended up going 23 out of 28 at the charity stripe (82.1%). When it comes to rebounds, Detroit allowed Toronto to get 39 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Saddiq Bey was important for the Pistons for the game. He buried 6 out of 10 in this game for a rate of 60.0%, and had 3 rebounds. Bey recorded 19 points in his 33:24 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes for the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Detroit was Saben Lee. He ended up walking away with 5 dimes in his 26:05 minutes on the court, and he converted 7 out of 12 from the floor. Lee wrapped this one up going 58.3% from the floor as well as contributing 19 points and 3 boards.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 13-33 for the season. Detroit has earned 4,930 pts for the campaign (107.2 per contest) and they average 42.7 boards per game. The Pistons have committed 20.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.1% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Pistons are hitting on 44.4% from the field, which has them ranked 27th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 24.2 times per game (20th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.7 times per contest. The Pistons on defense are ranked 10th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.7. They have allowed 24.7 assists and 44.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 17th and 18th in the NBA. The Detroit defense allows 37.2% on 3-point attempts (542 of 1,458) and their opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 14.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the field (26th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (-3.5)
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