Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 12/21/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Center is where the Philadelphia 76ers will attempt to beat the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.
The Pistons took the court against the Nets and took a loss by a final of 124-121 in their last contest. Detroit ended the game having earned a 47.7% FG percentage (42 out of 88) and buried 8 out of their 30 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pistons buried 29 of 34 attempts for a percentage of 85.3%. In regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 41 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 20 assists for this game as well as forcing 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In reference to the defense, Detroit let their opponent shoot 55.0% from the floor on 44 out of 80 shooting. Brooklyn earned 26 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, Brooklyn grabbed 35 rebounds (4 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Brooklyn ended up shooting 91.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 23 attempts. They made 15 out of their 29 shots from 3-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the Pistons ended up with 19 and the Nets recorded 24 personal fouls.
Bojan Bogdanovic is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He racked up 26 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He played 31 mins and snagged 1 board. Bogdanovic ended up going 43.8% from the field and also earned 4 dimes.
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Detroit will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-24 for the campaign. They are averaging 111.3 points per outing (19th in basketball) while shooting 44.9% from the floor. The Pistons are hitting 34.7% on shots from distance (373 of 1,075) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 42.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 709 dimes for the year, which is 24th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game and as a team are committing 23.1 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game while drawing 21.8 fouls. They are giving up 35.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 29th in the league in opponents PPG (117.9). The Pistons are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.6% (1,375 of 2,830) and they relinquish 44.8 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 30th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 822 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the court, the 76ers got the win with a final of 104-101 against the Raptors. Regarding rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Toronto to get 50 in total (9 offensive). They went 27.5% from three-point range by connecting on 11 of 40 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). The 76ers permitted the Raptors to convert 37 of 88 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.0% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the 76ers went 32 out of 80 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Philadelphia converted 15 out of their 42 attempts (35.7%). They were able to bury 25 of those for a clip of 92.6%. The Raptors earned 20 fouls in this matchup which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The 76ers corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this game.
Joel Embiid ended up being a factor for the 76ers in this game. Embiid tallied 28 points in his 42 minutes on the court and added 4 dimes for this contest. He made 6 of 16 in the game for a rate of 37.5%, and had 11 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 17-12 so far this season. The 76ers commit 20.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 81.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per game (19th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per game. Philadelphia has scored 3,224 pts on the campaign (111.2 per game) and they grab 40.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the 76ers are connecting on 47.4% from the field, which has them ranked 12th in basketball.
The 76ers are ranked 3rd in the league in points given up per game with 107.9. They are able to force 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (8th in the league). The Philadelphia defense allows 32.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (314 of 960) and their opponents are knocking down 77.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 24.1 dimes and 43.4 boards per game, which is ranked 9th and 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit
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