Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
American Airlines Center is the location where the Dallas Mavericks (31-23) will compete against the Detroit Pistons (12-41) on Tuesday.
The Pistons faced off with the Timberwolves and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 118-105 in their last game. Detroit walked away from the game having earned a 42.1% field goal percentage (40 of 95) and made 12 out of their 32 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Pistons converted 13 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 68.4%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 47 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 28 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 6 steals. When talking about defending, Detroit allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the floor on 42 of 91 shooting. Minnesota distributed 51 dimes and had 27 steals in this game. Furthermore, Minnesota had 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 9 rejections. Minnesota finished shooting 81.0% when shooting free throws by burying 17 of their 21 tries. They also converted 17 of 36 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Pistons ended up finishing with 22 and the Timberwolves finished the game with 10 personal fouls.
Saddiq Bey is one player who was important for the contest. Bey walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. He played 34 minutes and pulled down 8 rebounds. He accounted for 24 points on 7 out of 16 shooting.
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Detroit enters this one with a mark of 12-41 so far this year. They are averaging 102.5 pts per contest (29th in the league) while hitting 42.0% from the floor. The Pistons are hitting 32.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (594 of 1,853) and 77.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 42.7 boards per game and has earned 1,188 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a team they commit 21.5 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Pistons are forcing 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 20th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,341 surrendered this season. The Pistons defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 47.2% (2,152 of 4,557) and they surrender 46.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 36.9% on three-point shots and they are ranked 25th in basketball in opponents PPG (111.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 103-94 against the Hawks. In reference to rebounding, Dallas allowed Atlanta to grab 35 overall (15 on the offensive glass). They finished 20.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 5 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 16 from the free throw line (93.8%). The Mavericks permitted the Hawks to make 37 out of their 95 tries from the floor which left them shooting 38.9% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Mavericks ended up shooting 38 out of 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. In terms of shots from downtown, Dallas converted 16 of 36 tries (44.4%). They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. The Hawks committed 12 fouls in this contest which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 13 attempts. They also turned it over 14 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Mavericks snagged 36 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 48 in this contest.
Reggie Bullock ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks for the contest. Bullock totaled 22 points in his 38 mins on the court and totaled 2 dimes for the contest. He made 8 of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and had 9 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 31-23 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mavericks are shooting 45.3% from the field, which has them ranked 19th in the league. Dallas has scored 5,735 pts so far this year (106.2 per game) and they average 43.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.0 times per game (16th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. The Mavericks have committed 19.7 fouls every game and they shoot 77.0% from the charity stripe.
The Dallas defense surrenders 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (585 of 1,736) and their opponents are making 75.9% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 23.4 dimes and 44.4 boards per contest, which ranks 10th and 13th in the league. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 3rd in basketball in PPG given up with 103.5. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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