Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 11/12/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Pistons will attempt to defeat the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
The Celtics stepped onto the hardwood against the Pistons and went home with a win by a final score of 128-112 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Celtics ended up walking away with 25 while the Pistons recorded 19 personal fouls. They also knocked down 7 out of their 33 shots from 3-point range. Detroit ended up going 77.5% when shooting free throws by making 31 of 40 attempts. Additionally, Detroit pulled down 48 rebounds (15 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Detroit dished out 15 assists and had 7 steals in the game. With regard to defending, Boston let their opponent shoot 41.6% from the floor on 37 out of 89 shooting. They also doled out 31 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 43 with 8 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Celtics knocked down 16 of 21 shots for a percentage of 76.2%. Boston ended the game having earned a 53.4% field goal percentage (47 out of 88) and buried 18 of 46 shots from downtown.
Jaylen Brown is a player who was a major factor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 30 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He played for 30 mins played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Brown finished 57.9% from the field and also earned 3 assists.
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Boston enters this one with a win-loss mark of 8-3 for the season. They currently have an average of 118.7 pts per game (2nd in basketball) while going 48.3% from the field. The Celtics are shooting 38.8% on shots from distance (174 of 449) and 84.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston is grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 285 assists this year, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 22.0 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Celtics are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per game and they draw 21.8 fouls. They are ranked 3rd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 238 surrendered for the campaign. The Celtics are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (461 of 992) and they relinquish 44.8 boards per game as a group. They surrender 35.1% on 3-pointers and they are 17th in the NBA in points per game allowed (114.2).
For their last game, the Pistons took a loss by a final score of 128-112 when they played the Celtics. The Pistons corralled 33 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in this game. They turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. The Celtics committed 25 fouls in this matchup which got the Pistons to the free throw line for 40 shots. They were able to bury 31 of those for a clip of 77.5%. When discussing 3-pointers, Detroit made 7 of their 33 attempts (21.2%). When all was said and done, the Pistons shot 37 out of 89 from the field which had them shooting 41.6%. The Pistons permitted the Celtics to knock down 47 of 88 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.4% in the matchup. They shot 39.1% from 3-point land by shooting 18 out of 46 and ended up going 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Detroit permitted Boston to collect 43 overall (8 offensive).
Jaden Ivey ended up having an impact for the Pistons in this matchup. He converted 6 of 12 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 10 rebounds. Ivey scored 19 points in his 31 mins on the court and accumulated 6 dimes for the matchup.
Detroit has a win-loss mark of 3-9 for the season. As an offensive team, the Pistons are connecting on 42.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 30th in the NBA. Detroit has accounted for 1,297 points on the season (108.1 per game) and they pull down 44.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 20.7 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. The Pistons commit 22.2 fouls every game and they hit 78.4% from the free throw line.
The Detroit defense concedes 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (145 of 416) and their opponents are knocking down 78.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 25.7 assists and 47.9 total boards per game, which is ranked 16th and 28th in the NBA. The Pistons are ranked 27th in the league in points per game surrendered with 118.3. They are forcing 13.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.5% from the field (27th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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