Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 3/21/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Portland Trail Blazers (26-43) are hitting the road to Little Caesars Arena on Monday where they will take on the Detroit Pistons (19-52).
The Trail Blazers took the court against the Nets and went home with a loss by a final score of 128-123 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Trail Blazers ended up finishing with 26 and the Nets totaled 21 personal fouls. They also buried 10 of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Brooklyn finished 84.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 28 of 33 attempts. On top of that, Brooklyn snagged 32 boards (13 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Brooklyn totaled 45 dimes and had 24 steals in this contest. With regard to the defense, Portland allowed 58.4% from the field on 45 of 77 shooting. They also distributed 29 dimes in the game as well as forcing 4 turnovers and having 14 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 17 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers knocked down 14 of 24 shots for a percentage of 58.3%. Portland finished having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (48 out of 96) and converted 13 out of their 35 shots from beyond the arc.
Brandon Williams is one player who played a role in this contest. He scored 24 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes and collected 6 boards. Williams shot 52.6% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists.
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Portland enters this game with a win-loss mark of 26-43 so far this year. They average 107.3 points per outing (23rd in the NBA) while shooting 44.5% from the field. The Trail Blazers are connecting on 35.1% on shots from 3-point land (901 of 2,569) and 76.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Portland is snagging 43.6 boards per contest and has 1,568 assists for the campaign, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.8 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers are able to force 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They rank 26th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,818 relinquished for the season. The Trail Blazers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.5% (2,822 of 5,947) and they surrender 44.3 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 37.0% on shots from distance and they rank 26th in the league in opponents PPG (114.0).
When they last played, the Pistons took a loss by a score of 113-109 when they played the Cavaliers. In relation to cleaning up the glass, Detroit allowed Cleveland to grab 32 in all (13 offensive). They went 38.5% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 23 from the free throw line (56.5%). The Pistons permitted the Cavaliers to make 45 out of their 89 attempts from the field which had them at 50.6% in the matchup. When all was said and done, the Pistons finished shooting 41 for 85 from the floor which had them at 48.2%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Detroit converted 13 of their 30 attempts (43.3%). They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a rate of 73.7%. The Cavaliers had 14 fouls in this contest which got the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Pistons corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in this matchup.
Jerami Grant ended up being a factor for the Pistons in this matchup. He made 13 of 22 in this matchup giving him a rate of 59.1%, and totaled 2 rebounds. Grant racked up 40 points in his 35 minutes on the court and added 1 assist in this game.
Detroit has a mark of 19-52 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Pistons are shooting 42.8% from the field, which ranks them 29th in basketball. Detroit has scored 7,384 pts for the season (104.0 per game) and they pull in 43.0 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 23.1 times per contest (25th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Pistons are responsible for committing 22.0 personal fouls per game and they hit 77.5% from the charity stripe.
The Detroit defense concedes 36.7% on shots from distance (846 of 2,304) and their opponents are converting on 77.0% of their foul shots. They give up 25.2 dimes and 46.3 boards per game, which ranks them 22nd and 24th in basketball. The Pistons defensively are ranked 22nd in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.4. They have forced 14.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (26th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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