Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 2/8/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is where the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.
The Pistons faced the Celtics and took a loss by a final of 111-99 in their last contest. Detroit ended the contest with a 42.5% FG percentage (37 of 87) and knocked down 9 of their 33 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Pistons buried 16 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 22 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When it comes to defending, Detroit let their opponent shoot 47.0% from the floor on 39 of 83 shooting. Boston doled out 25 assists and had 2 steals in this game. Furthermore, Boston collected 51 rebounds (10 offensive, 41 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Boston ended up shooting 81.0% when shooting free throws by burying 17 of 21 attempts. They also knocked down 16 of their 37 attempts from downtown. In regard to fouls, the Pistons ended up with 20 while the Celtics finished the game with 22 fouls.
Bojan Bogdanovic is one guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He left the arena with 21 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He played 33 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic finished 54.5% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Detroit will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 14-41 on the campaign. They are turning it over 14.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 22.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 42.3 boards per game and has totaled 1,249 assists for the year, which is 26th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pistons are hitting 35.8% on three-point shots (654 of 1,828) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.3 points per game (24th in the league) while connecting on 45.5% from the field.
On defense, the Pistons are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 21.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 25th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,411 relinquished for the campaign. The Pistons are giving up a FG percentage of 49.4% (2,400 of 4,859) and they concede 44.9 boards per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 36.1% on shots from downtown and they rank 29th in the league in points per game from their opponents (119.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Cavaliers took home the win by a final score of 114-91 against the Wizards. The Cavaliers were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Wizards committed 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of them for a rate of 70.0%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Cleveland buried 12 out of 29 tries (41.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Cavaliers shot 44 for 78 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.4%. The Cavaliers permitted the Wizards to bury 35 out of 82 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.7% for this contest. They went 21.4% from distance by hitting 6 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). When talking about rebounds, Cleveland permitted Washington to collect 37 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Jarrett Allen ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers in this contest. He knocked down 10 of 13 for the game for a field goal rate of 76.9%, and added 8 rebounds. Allen recorded 23 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and earned 3 dimes in this game.
Cleveland has a win-loss mark of 34-22 on the year. The Cavaliers are committing 18.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 77.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.9 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.0 times per contest. Cleveland has accounted for 6,260 points so far this season (111.8 per contest) and they collect 42.1 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Cavaliers are shooting 48.7% from the floor, which ranks them 6th in basketball.
The Cleveland defense concedes 36.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (645 of 1,756) and their opponents are connecting on 76.9% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 22.6 dimes and 40.5 rebounds every game, which is ranked 1st and 2nd in basketball. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the league in points allowed per game with 106.5. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (7th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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