Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/26/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is the location where the Brooklyn Nets will take on the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.
The Pistons took the court against the Bucks and went home with a loss by a final score of 150-130 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Pistons ended up with 21 and the Bucks totaled 27 fouls. They converted 23 out of their 52 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Milwaukee finished the game at 70.8% at the free throw line by converting 17 of their 24 tries. In addition, Milwaukee snagged 50 rebounds (13 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Milwaukee recorded 38 assists and had 11 steals for the contest. In relation to defending, Detroit allowed the other team to go 56.1% from the floor on 55 of 98 shooting. They also doled out 26 assists for the game while creating 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In relation to grabbing boards, they earned 41 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Pistons made 31 of their 40 attempts for a rate of 77.5%. Detroit ended the contest having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (43 out of 87) and converted 13 of 32 three-point attempts.
Bojan Bogdanovic is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He accounted for 33 points on 11 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 28 minutes played and pulled down 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic finished the game shooting 73.3% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Detroit enters this matchup with a mark of 12-37 on the year. They are averaging 112.4 pts per game (24th in the league) while shooting 45.4% from the floor. The Pistons are shooting 35.6% on 3-point shots (576 of 1,617) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 42.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,109 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 25th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 22.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Pistons are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 21.7 fouls. They currently rank 28th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,269 relinquished for the year. The Pistons defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 49.5% (2,153 of 4,346) and they surrender 45.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They are surrendering 36.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 29th in the league in PPG allowed (120.3).
The last time they took the court, the Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 120-116 against the Warriors. The Nets pulled down 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Warriors committed 24 fouls in this matchup which took the Nets to the free throw line for 31 attempts. They were able to make 20 of the free throws for a clip of 64.5%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Brooklyn made 14 of their 27 tries (51.9%). When all was said and done, the Nets ended up going 43 out of 79 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.4%. The Nets permitted the Warriors to convert 41 out of 90 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 45.6% for this contest. They finished shooting 40.6% from 3-point land by hitting 13 out of 32 and ended up shooting 21 out of 27 from the free throw line (77.8%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Brooklyn permitted Golden State to grab 42 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Kyrie Irving ended up being a factor for the Nets in the matchup. Irving tallied 38 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 9 dimes for this game. He converted 12 out of 22 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and added 7 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 29-17 for the year. As an offense, the Nets are connecting on 50.8% from the floor, which ranks 2nd in the league. Brooklyn has accounted for 5,230 pts so far this year (113.7 per contest) and they grab 40.6 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.3 times per contest (8th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.6 times per contest. The Nets have committed 21.9 fouls every game and they connect on 78.7% from the charity stripe.
The Nets defensively are ranked 5th in the league in PPG given up with 110.7. They have forced 14.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (2nd in the league). The Brooklyn defense gives up 36.4% on 3-point shots (550 of 1,509) and their opponents are knocking down 76.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 23.1 assists and 43.9 rebounds per game, ranking them 4th and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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