Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 3/31/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Philadelphia 76ers (46-29) are on their way to Little Caesars Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Detroit Pistons (20-56).
The 76ers took the court against the Bucks and ended up losing by a score of 118-116 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the 76ers ended up with 19 while the Bucks totaled 10 personal fouls. They made 14 of their 38 shots from 3-point range. Milwaukee walked away from this one shooting 69.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of their 23 attempts. In addition, Milwaukee totaled 39 boards (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Milwaukee distributed 48 dimes and had 26 steals for the matchup. Regarding the defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the field on 44 out of 88 shooting. They also doled out 28 dimes for the contest while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 40 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 14 of their 18 shots for a rate of 77.8%. Philadelphia walked away from the contest having earned a 48.3% field goal percentage (43 out of 89) and made 16 of their 41 3-point attempts.
James Harden is a player who was a factor for the contest. Harden finished the contest at 52.9% from the floor and also recorded 9 assists. He saw the court for 37 minutes played and totaled 5 rebounds. He ended up scoring 32 points on 9 out of 17 shooting.
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Philadelphia enters this one with a mark of 46-29 for the year. They are averaging 108.9 pts per game (20th in the NBA) while going 46.1% from the floor. The 76ers are hitting 35.9% on three-point attempts (852 of 2,373) and 81.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Philadelphia is snagging 42.4 boards per game and has accumulated 1,740 assists on the year, which ranks 25th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the 76ers are able to force 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 3rd in basketball in allowing assists with 1,743 surrendered this year. The 76ers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (2,966 of 6,503) and they relinquish 44.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 34.4% on shots from distance while they are 7th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.8).
For their last game, the Pistons took a defeat with a final score of 130-123 when they faced the Nets. In reference to how they rebounded, Detroit permitted Brooklyn to pull down 33 in total (8 offensive). They finished 53.6% from downtown by hitting 15 of 28 and finished the game at 31 out of 34 at the free throw line (91.2%). The Pistons permitted the Nets to convert 42 of 76 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 55.3% for the matchup. When the game finished, the Pistons shot 48 for 100 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.0%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Detroit converted 16 of 38 attempts (42.1%). They were able to make 11 of them for a percentage of 84.6%. The Nets committed 19 personal fouls for the game which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 11 steals in this matchup. The Pistons were able to snag 23 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this matchup.
Cade Cunningham ended up being important for the Pistons in the game. Cunningham racked up 34 points in his 32 mins on the court and accumulated 6 assists in this contest. He converted 13 of 24 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.2%, and totaled 1 rebound.
Detroit has a mark of 20-56 for the season. The Pistons are committing 22.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 78.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.1 times per game (25th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.3 times per contest. Detroit has accounted for 7,943 pts so far this year (104.5 per game) and they grab 43.1 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Pistons are connecting on 43.0% from the floor, which is ranked 29th in the league.
The Detroit defense surrenders 36.6% on shots from distance (905 of 2,475) and opponents are connecting on 77.5% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.0 assists and 46.2 boards per contest, which is 19th and 24th in the league. The Pistons are ranked 22nd in basketball in PPG allowed with 112.3. They are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (25th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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