San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 2/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Pistons will compete against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.
The Spurs took the court against the Raptors and took a loss by a score of 112-98 in their last game. San Antonio finished the contest having earned a 40.2% field goal percentage (35 of 87) and knocked down 9 of their 32 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Spurs made 19 of 27 tries for a percentage of 70.4%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 39 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 24 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and having 11 steals. When it comes to defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 48.9% from the field on 43 out of 88 shooting. Toronto totaled 21 assists and had 11 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Toronto collected 51 boards (9 offensive, 42 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Toronto ended up shooting 76.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 21 attempts. They buried 10 of 28 shots from 3-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Spurs left the arena with 18 while the Raptors accumulated 19 personal fouls.
Keldon Johnson is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. Johnson finished the game shooting 47.1% from the field and dished out 3 assists. He played 36 minutes and also pulled down 7 rebounds. He had 22 points on 8 out of 17 shooting.
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San Antonio enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 14-41 on the campaign. They cough up possession 15.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, San Antonio is grabbing 42.7 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,493 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 4th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are shooting 34.1% on shots from 3-point land (576 of 1,687) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.3 pts per contest (23rd in the NBA) while going 47.2% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Spurs are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. They rank 27th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,460 relinquished so far this year. The Spurs defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 51.1% (2,531 of 4,950) and they surrender 43.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They concede 40.0% on shots from distance while they are 30th in the league in points per game allowed (122.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-85 when they faced the Cavaliers. The Pistons were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 32 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers earned 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 17 of those for a percentage of 94.4%. When it comes to shots from distance, Detroit converted 8 out of 32 tries (25.0%). Overall, the Pistons went 30 out of 81 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.0%. The Pistons permitted the Cavaliers to make 43 out of their 87 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4% for this game. They shot 23.1% from three-point range via 6 out of 26 and ended up going 21 out of 25 at the free throw line (84.0%). Regarding how they rebounded, Detroit permitted Cleveland to grab 50 in total (13 offensive).
Bojan Bogdanovic pitched in for the Pistons for the game. Bogdanovic had 15 points in his 32 mins on the court and accounted for 3 assists in the matchup. He converted 4 out of 13 in this matchup for a rate of 30.8%, and totaled 3 rebounds.
Detroit has a record of 14-42 on the season. The Pistons are responsible for committing 22.3 fouls every game and they connect on 77.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 22.6 times per game (26th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest. Detroit has accounted for 6,259 pts for the year (111.8 per contest) and they pull down 42.2 boards per game. As an offense, the Pistons are shooting 45.4% from the floor, which is 28th in basketball.
The Pistons defensively are ranked 29th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 119.6. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 49.4% from the field (29th in basketball). The Detroit defense allows 35.9% on 3-pointers (672 of 1,872) and their opponents are knocking down 79.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.7 dimes and 45.0 total rebounds per game, which is 19th and 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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