Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 11/20/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Detroit Pistons (2-11) will play the Denver Nuggets (9-3) at Little Caesars Arena on Monday.
The Nuggets faced the Pelicans and took a loss by a final of 115-110 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 20 and the Pelicans totaled 13 fouls. They converted 12 of their 23 attempts from 3-point range. New Orleans finished the contest at 52.4% from the charity stripe by making 11 of their 21 attempts. On top of that, New Orleans grabbed 39 rebounds (4 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 3 blocks. New Orleans doled out 33 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. In the matter of defense, Denver allowed the other team to shoot 52.3% from the floor on 46 out of 88 shooting. They also doled out 37 dimes in this matchup in addition to creating 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned 51 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets converted 6 of 12 shots for a rate of 50.0%. Denver walked away from the game having earned a 49.0% FG percentage (47 of 96) and made 10 of their 40 shots from 3-point land.
Nikola Jokic is one player who played a role for this game. He racked up 26 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and also pulled down 16 rebounds. Jokic finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 18 assists.
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Denver steps onto the hardwood with a record of 9-3 for the campaign. They average 114.1 pts per contest (12th in the league) while shooting 50.4% from the floor. The Nuggets are hitting 34.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (136 of 394) and 70.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Denver is pulling in 45.2 boards per game and has accumulated 357 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.3 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Nuggets are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They rank 7th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 291 conceded on the year. The Nuggets are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.2% (477 of 1,055) and they surrender 41.9 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 6th in the league in points per game from their opponents (107.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pistons went home defeated by a final of 108-100 against the Cavaliers. In relation to cleaning up the glass, Detroit allowed Cleveland to collect 39 in total (7 offensive). They went 42.9% from distance by hitting 9 of 21 and ended up going 15 of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Pistons permitted the Cavaliers to make 42 of their 82 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 51.2% in this contest. In all, the Pistons shot 39 out of 91 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.9%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Detroit converted 9 out of their 35 attempts (25.7%). They were able to bury 13 of the free throws for a clip of 86.7%. The Cavaliers committed 9 fouls for the contest which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They turned the ball over 17 times, while getting 8 steals for this contest. The Pistons recorded 33 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds totaling 51 for the contest.
Cade Cunningham was important for the Pistons in this game. He converted 9 of 21 in the matchup giving him a rate of 42.9%, and added 5 rebounds. Cunningham earned 20 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and tallied 8 assists for the contest.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 2-11 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pistons are connecting on 46.4% from the field, which has them ranked 21st in the league. Detroit has accumulated 1,427 pts so far this year (109.8 per game) and they pull in 46.5 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 27.4 times per game (7th in basketball) and they turn it over 17.5 times per contest. The Pistons are committing 23.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 81.8% from the free throw line.
The Pistons on defense are ranked 20th in basketball in points allowed per game with 114.6. They have forced 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (15th in basketball). The Detroit defense concedes 35.7% from downtown (132 of 370) and their opposition makes 83.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 22.8 assists and 41.2 rebounds per game, which is ranked 3rd and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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