Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 11/5/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-5)
The Phoenix Suns (2-3) are on their way to Little Caesars Arena on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Detroit Pistons (2-4). Phoenix opens this contest as 5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 223.5.
The Suns faced the Spurs and ended up losing by a score of 132-121 in their last contest. Phoenix finished having earned a 53.8% FG percentage (43 out of 80) and knocked down 16 of their 32 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Suns made 19 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 73.1%. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 34 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 26 assists in the game as well as forcing 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Regarding defense, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 52.0% from the floor on 51 of 98 shooting. San Antonio earned 37 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Additionally, San Antonio totaled 41 boards (9 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. San Antonio ended up going 92.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of their 13 shots. They also buried 18 of 37 attempts from three-point range. Regarding fouls, the Suns ended up walking away with 15 and the Spurs totaled 21 fouls.
Devin Booker is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. Booker finished the game at 52.6% from the floor and also earned 13 assists. He played for 35 mins played and pulled down 9 rebounds. He accumulated 31 points on 10 out of 19 shooting.
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Phoenix will enter this matchup with a mark of 2-3 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 17.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 45.0 rebounds per contest and has 125 assists for the campaign, which ranks 18th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Suns are shooting 37.2% on shots from distance (64 of 172) and 80.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 112.8 points per outing (18th in basketball) while going 48.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Suns are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 14th in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.0). The Suns are allowing a FG percentage of 44.2% (206 of 466) and they relinquish 42.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 15th in basketball in allowing assists with 131 surrendered this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-116 when they played the Pelicans. When talking about attacking the glass, Detroit allowed New Orleans to collect 36 overall (7 on the offensive side). They went 43.8% from three-point range by shooting 14 out of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 33 of 35 at the free throw line (94.3%). The Pistons allowed the Pelicans to knock down 39 out of 80 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 48.8% for the contest. Overall, the Pistons ended up going 41 out of 94 from the field which had them shooting 43.6%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Detroit buried 13 of 38 attempts (34.2%). They were able to knock down 21 of those for a percentage of 80.8%. The Pelicans were called for 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They turned it over 16 times, while recording 4 steals for the contest. The Pistons earned 29 defensive boards and 19 offensive boards totaling 48 for the matchup.
Cade Cunningham was important for the Pistons in the game. He made 8 of 22 in this matchup giving him a rate of 36.4%, and earned 2 rebounds. Cunningham tallied 22 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 11 assists for the matchup.
Detroit has a record of 2-4 this season. As an offense, the Pistons are hitting on 45.5% from the floor, which is ranked 20th in the league. Detroit has accounted for 660 points so far this season (110.0 per contest) and they pull in 48.2 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 28.3 times per contest (7th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 18.2 times per contest. The Pistons are committing 26.2 fouls every game and they hit 79.3% from the free throw line.
The Detroit defense concedes 37.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (60 of 159) and opponents are knocking down 83.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 21.5 assists and 40.8 boards per game, which ranks them 2nd and 2nd in the league. The Pistons defensively are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 110.5. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the floor (8th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+5)
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