Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/14/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Washington Wizards
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+11)
Capital One Arena is the location where the Washington Wizards will play the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Washington opens this contest as 11-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 230.
The Pistons faced off with the Pacers and ended up losing by a score of 121-115 in their last game. Detroit wrapped up the game with a 45.7% FG percentage (43 out of 94) and knocked down 11 of their 34 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pistons converted 18 of 27 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected 42 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 25 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to defense, Detroit let their opponent shoot 46.2% from the field on 43 of 93 shooting. Indiana distributed 24 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Moreover, Indiana pulled down 58 boards (18 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Indiana finished the game shooting 76.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 26 of their 34 shots. They buried 9 of their 35 attempts from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Pistons ended up finishing with 24 and the Pacers finished the game with 20 personal fouls.
Isaiah Livers is a player who was a factor for the matchup. He accounted for 18 points on 7 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes and collected 4 boards. Livers finished 35.0% from the field and dished out 2 assists.
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Detroit comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 15-53 so far this year. They are averaging 111.3 points per outing (28th in the NBA) while shooting 45.5% from the field. The Pistons are shooting 35.1% on shots from distance (780 of 2,220) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Detroit is grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,558 assists for the campaign, which ranks 27th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.1 times per game and as a group are committing 22.2 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.4 fouls. They are giving up 36.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 29th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (118.9). The Pistons defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 49.1% (2,951 of 6,012) and they surrender 44.8 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists with 1,745 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Wizards took a loss by a final score of 112-93 against the 76ers. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Washington allowed Philadelphia to snag 42 in total (9 offensive). They went 37.9% from beyond the arc by connecting on 11 of 29 and ended up shooting 19 of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). The Wizards permitted the 76ers to bury 41 out of their 80 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.3% for this contest. When the game finished, the Wizards walked away from this one shooting 34 for 84 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.5%. In reference to shots from distance, Washington made 6 out of their 26 attempts (23.1%). They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 82.6%. The 76ers were called for 19 personal fouls for the game which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They turned it over 9 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. The Wizards corralled 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this contest.
Corey Kispert ended up being a major contributor for the Wizards for the matchup. Kispert recorded 25 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this matchup. He buried 9 out of 13 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and totaled 3 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 31-37 for the year. The Wizards are committing 18.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 78.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.3 times per contest (13th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. Washington has earned 7,679 pts so far this year (112.9 per contest) and they collect 43.7 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Wizards are shooting 48.5% from the floor, which is ranked 7th in the league.
The Washington defense gives up 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (808 of 2,230) and their opponents are making 80.4% of their free throw shots. They give up 24.1 dimes and 42.6 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 8th and 11th in basketball. The Wizards on defense are ranked 16th in the league in PPG allowed with 113.4. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+11)
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