Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 3/11/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Detroit Pistons (18-48) are traveling to TD Garden on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Boston Celtics (40-27).
The Pistons played the Bulls and went home with a loss by a final score of 114-108 in their last game. Detroit finished with a 51.2% field goal percentage (42 out of 82) and converted 11 of 31 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Pistons made 13 of 17 shots for a rate of 76.5%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected a total of 32 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 25 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 1 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning defense, Detroit allowed 52.6% from the floor on 40 of 76 shooting. Chicago earned 33 assists and had 19 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Chicago collected 31 boards (2 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Chicago finished 88.6% from the charity stripe by making 31 of 35 attempts. They also knocked down 3 of 15 shots from distance. In relation to fouls, the Pistons left the arena with 25 and the Bulls accounted for 11 fouls.
Cade Cunningham is one guy who came through in the game. Cunningham finished 60.0% from the field and also dished out 6 assists. He played 36 mins played and pulled down 4 boards. He ended up with 22 points on 9 out of 15 shooting.
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Detroit steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 18-48 on the year. They are averaging 103.6 pts per game (29th in the league) on 42.6% from the floor. The Pistons are connecting on 32.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (731 of 2,265) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is snagging 43.1 rebounds per contest and has totaled 1,513 assists for the season, which has them ranked 24th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 21.9 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Pistons have forced 14.9 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are giving up 37.0% on shots from distance and they rank 23rd in basketball in PPG allowed (112.5). The Pistons defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.4% (2,691 of 5,675) and they surrender 46.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 20th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,671 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Celtics got the victory with a final of 115-101 against the Hornets. The Celtics pulled down 31 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for this game. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 10 steals for the game. The Hornets had 16 fouls for the contest which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 78.6%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Boston converted 12 out of their 37 attempts (32.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Celtics ended up going 46 for 93 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.5%. The Celtics allowed the Hornets to knock down 36 of 84 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.9% for this game. They went 25.0% from three-point range by hitting 8 out of 32 and ended up shooting 21 of 28 from the free throw line (75.0%). In regard to team rebounding, Boston allowed Charlotte to get 31 in total (15 on the offensive glass).
Jayson Tatum was important for the Celtics in this game. He made 16 of 24 for the contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and had 5 rebounds. Tatum totaled 44 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes in the game.
Boston has a mark of 40-27 this year. As an offensive unit, the Celtics are connecting on 45.7% from the floor, which is 19th in the league. Boston has accounted for 7,348 points for the season (109.7 per contest) and they average 46.3 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.1 times per contest (16th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per contest. The Celtics commit 18.6 fouls every game and they connect on 81.4% from the free throw line.
The Celtics on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in the league in points given up per game with 104.0. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.1% from the field (1st in basketball). The Boston defense allows 33.7% on 3-point shots (783 of 2,322) and their opposition makes 78.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 21.6 assists and 44.5 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 1st and 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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