Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 3/19/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Detroit Pistons (19-51) are hitting the road to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday where they will compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers (39-30).
The Pistons faced the Magic and notched a win by a score of 134-120 in their last game. Detroit ended the contest with a 50.0% field goal percentage (47 of 94) and made 20 out of their 43 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Pistons knocked down 20 of 31 tries for a percentage of 64.5%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 45 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 34 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 11 steals. When it comes to defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 48.5% from the floor on 47 of 97 shooting. Orlando recorded 45 assists and had 24 steals in this contest. In addition, Orlando pulled down 35 rebounds (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Orlando finished shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 15 of 21 attempts. They buried 11 of their 30 tries from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Pistons finished with 21 and the Magic accounted for 13 personal fouls.
Saddiq Bey is one guy who was important for the matchup. Bey went 63.0% from the field and distributed 4 assists. He was on the court for 39 mins and also snagged 9 rebounds. He had 51 points on 17 out of 27 shooting.
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Detroit enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 19-51 this season. They have an average of 103.9 points per outing (29th in the NBA) while shooting 42.7% from the field. The Pistons are hitting 32.6% on 3-pointers (783 of 2,405) and 77.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 43.1 boards per game and has accumulated 1,614 dimes for the season, which is 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.2 times per contest and as a team they are committing 22.0 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Pistons are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They rank 20th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,763 relinquished this season. The Pistons defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.3% (2,849 of 6,023) and they surrender 46.3 boards per game as a team. They concede 36.7% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG allowed (112.4).
The last time they took the court, the Cavaliers went home defeated by a final of 118-114 when they played the 76ers. The Cavaliers recorded 31 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The 76ers committed 11 fouls for the game which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for 32 attempts. They were able to make 27 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 84.4%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Cleveland converted 9 of their 28 tries (32.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers finished 39 out of 80 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8%. The Cavaliers allowed the 76ers to convert 41 out of their 79 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 51.9% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 37.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 12 of 32 and ended up going 24 of 28 at the free throw line (85.7%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Cleveland permitted Philadelphia to get 32 overall (7 offensive).
Darius Garland was important for the Cavaliers for the contest. Garland racked up 22 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and added 7 dimes for the matchup. He knocked down 5 of 15 in this matchup giving him a rate of 33.3%, and earned 5 rebounds.
Cleveland has a win-loss record of 39-30 for the season. The Cavaliers commit 17.2 personal fouls every game and they go 76.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.1 times per contest (10th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.7 times per contest. Cleveland has tallied 7,381 pts so far this season (107.0 per game) and they average 44.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cavaliers are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which is 10th in basketball.
The Cleveland defense surrenders 34.8% on three-point shots (797 of 2,292) and opponents are making 76.8% of their foul shots. They surrender 23.5 dimes and 42.9 boards every game, which has them ranked 9th and 6th in the league. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in the NBA in points allowed per game with 104.0. They are able to force 13.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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