Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (27-33) host the Detroit Pistons (15-46) at Capital One Arena on Tuesday.
The Pistons faced the Hornets and went home with a win by a final score of 127-126 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Pistons ended up with 29 while the Hornets finished the game with 17 personal fouls. They made 13 of their 31 tries from long range. Charlotte finished the game shooting 67.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 23 of their 34 shots. Furthermore, Charlotte collected 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Charlotte recorded 46 dimes and had 25 steals for the contest. Pertaining to the defense, Detroit let their opponent shoot 50.6% from the field on 45 of 89 shooting. They also recorded 30 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 10 steals. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 54 with 22 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Pistons knocked down 13 of their 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. Detroit ended having earned a 45.5% field goal percentage (50 out of 110) and knocked down 14 out of their 40 three-point attempts.
Saddiq Bey is a player who played a role in this contest. He finished with 28 points on 11 of 18 shooting. He played for 39 mins and pulled down 8 rebounds. Bey finished 61.1% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes.
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Detroit will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 15-46 so far this year. They average 103.0 points per game (29th in basketball) while connecting on 42.2% from the field. The Pistons are hitting 32.0% on shots from 3-point land (674 of 2,107) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Detroit is grabbing 43.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,385 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 21.7 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 15.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They give up 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 26th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (112.7). The Pistons defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.6% (2,493 of 5,241) and they concede 46.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 27th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,559 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Wizards went home defeated by a final of 92-86 when they faced the Cavaliers. The Wizards were able to snag 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Cavaliers committed 13 personal fouls for this contest which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 6 attempts. They were able to convert 5 of them for a clip of 83.3%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Washington converted 11 of their 23 tries (47.8%). Overall, the Wizards went 35 for 81 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.2%. The Wizards permitted the Cavaliers to bury 32 of 83 attempts from the field which had them shooting 38.6% in the matchup. They finished 32.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 8 of 25 and ended up shooting 20 of 24 at the free throw line (83.3%). When talking about how they rebounded, Washington permitted Cleveland to snag 36 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Kyle Kuzma was important for the Wizards for this contest. Kuzma earned 34 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes in the matchup. He knocked down 13 of 22 for the contest giving him a rate of 59.1%, and tallied 13 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 27-33 on the season. The Wizards commit 19.0 fouls per game and they connect on 78.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.1 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. Washington has scored 6,448 points for the year (107.5 per contest) and they pull down 43.7 boards per contest. As an offense, the Wizards are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which is 9th in the NBA.
The Wizards defensively are ranked 17th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.3. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (17th in the league). The Washington defense allows 35.1% on three-point shots (648 of 1,845) and their opposition knocks down 79.8% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 23.3 dimes and 44.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 9th and 19th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit
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