Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 12/1/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the location where the Detroit Pistons will try to beat the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
The Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Warriors and went home with a win by a final score of 116-113 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Mavericks finished with 21 while the Warriors totaled 23 fouls. They made 11 of 43 shots from long range. Golden State ended up going 78.3% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 23 shots. In addition, Golden State pulled down 50 rebounds (10 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Golden State doled out 27 assists and had 6 steals in this game. In terms of the defense, Dallas allowed 47.7% from the field on 42 out of 88 shooting. They also distributed 21 assists for the matchup while forcing 18 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 39 with 8 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Mavericks knocked down 17 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 63.0%. Dallas ended with a 46.2% FG percentage (42 out of 91) and made 15 of their 44 3-point shots.
Luka Doncic is one player who was a major factor for this game. He totaled 41 points on 14 out of 27 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes and pulled down 12 rebounds. Doncic finished 51.9% from the field and also earned 12 dimes.
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Dallas will enter this contest with a mark of 10-10 on the season. They have an average of 109.4 points per contest (25th in the league) while shooting 46.7% from the field. The Mavericks are shooting 34.4% on shots from downtown (271 of 787) and 72.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Dallas is pulling down 38.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 424 assists this year, which ranks 30th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Mavericks have forced 15.7 turnovers per game while drawing 23.1 fouls. They currently rank 3rd in the NBA in giving up assists with 464 surrendered this year. The Mavericks are allowing a field goal percentage of 47.7% (785 of 1,645) and they surrender 42.5 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 36.3% on 3-point shots and they rank 4th in the league in PPG allowed (107.6).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Pistons took a defeat with a final score of 140-110 when they faced the Knicks. The Pistons pulled down 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this contest. They turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Knicks committed 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 65.0%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Detroit converted 13 of 39 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Pistons shot 42 for 83 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6%. The Pistons permitted the Knicks to convert 54 out of their 96 attempts from the field which had them shooting 56.3% for the contest. They went 45.7% from distance by going 16 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 21 at the charity stripe (76.2%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Detroit allowed New York to get 51 overall (17 on the offensive glass).
Isaiah Stewart ended up being a major contributor for the Pistons in this matchup. Stewart racked up 19 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist for this game. He converted 6 out of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Detroit has a record of 5-18 this season. The Pistons are committing 22.8 personal fouls per game and they shoot 77.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.4 times per game (28th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per game. Detroit has accounted for 2,510 points on the year (109.1 per contest) and they grab 42.2 boards per contest. As an offense, the Pistons are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 29th in the league.
The Detroit defense gives up 34.5% on 3-pointers (265 of 768) and opponents are knocking down 81.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 25.6 assists and 46.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 17th and 26th in basketball. The Pistons on defense are ranked 29th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 117.7. They have forced 13.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 48.6% from the field (27th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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