NBA

Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets

Detroit
Pistons
10 - 27
Brooklyn
Nets
25 - 13
March 13, 2021, 7:00 PM EST
 | Barclays Center

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Detroit
Pistons
10 - 27
Brooklyn
Nets
25 - 13
March 13, 2021, 7:00 PM EST
 | Barclays Center
  • The Detroit Pistons take on the Brooklyn Nets for the second time this season on Saturday night. The Pistons won the first matchup between these teams 122-111 on February 9th. The Pistons enter Saturday with just one win in their last six, while the Nets have gone 11-1 since losing to Detroit last month.

    Detroit Pistons vs Brooklyn Nets
    • Date/Time: March 13, 7:00 p.m. ET
    • Arena: Barclays Center
    • TV Coverage: NBA TV
    • Sportsbook Odds: Nets -11.5 | O/U 228 (Line History)
    • Pistons vs Nets Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The game opened with the Nets as 11.5-point favorites and the line is locked in at that number with even odds on either side of the number. The total opened at 228 and has stayed there at most books, with 228.5 popping up in a couple of places. The OVER is the favorite at some books with even odds at most of them.

    Detroit News & Notes

    The Detroit Pistons have been terrible this season with just ten wins in 37 games as they sit dead last in the Eastern Conference. There are not many bright spots, even as you dig a little deeper into the team, as they rank toward to bottom of the league for most stats at both ends of the court.

    Only three teams have a lower field goal percentage, only seven have a lower three-point percentage and only five teams have worse rebounding numbers. They commit turnovers at a high rate, they don’t get many steals or block and they even rank toward the bottom in free throw percentage. In short, the team is a mess.

    One of the few bright spots for the team this season is forward Jerami Grant who has exploded this season offensively averaging a career-high 23.7 points per game. Grant’s previous career high was 13.6 two years ago. Grant led both teams with 32 points when the Pistons beat Brooklyn back in February.

    Brooklyn News & Notes

    Maybe the most impressive part of Brooklyn’s 11-1 run over the last five weeks or so is that they have done it without superstar forward Kevin Durant. Durant has played in just one game since February 5th as he deals with a hamstring injury. There is no timetable for his return.

    The roster has changed in the last month with Durant out as the Nets acquired forward Blake Griffin from Detroit. Griffin has not played in a month either and will not make his Nets debut against his former team as he has been ruled out for this game.

    James Harden and Kyrie Irving continue to lead the team without Durant in the mix, with both averaging more than 25 points per game. With those two superstars at the helm, it should not be surprising that the Nets are the best shooting team in the league. They are the only team in the league with a 50% field goal percentage or above, are second in the league in three-point percentage and sixth in free throw percentage.

    Betting Pick: Nets -11.5

    The Nets have been blowing teams out lately. They have covered an 11.5 spread in four of their last five games and are 11-1 in general against the spread in their last twelve games. The Pistons are also considerably worse than most of the Nets’ recent opponents.   

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    Shark Bites
    • The Nets are 10-2 SU in their last 12 home games.
    • The UNDER is 7-3 in Detroit's last 10 games.
    • DET is 7-13 ATS in its last 20 games vs Brooklyn.

Odds

Saturday, March 13 Sat Mar 13


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+11.5
-110
+600
o228
-110
-11.5
-110
-900
u228
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+11
-108
+520
o225.5
-112
-11
-112
-700
u225.5
-108

Edge Finder

104.00
Total Score
112.11
42.82
Field Goal %
47.28
32.69
Three Point %
35.75
77.46
Free Throw %
79.96
42.99
Total Rebounds
44.24
104.00
Total Score
112.11
25.56
First Quarter
29.35
27.37
Second Quarter
28.69
25.45
Third Quarter
27.68
24.99
Fourth Quarter
26.13
42.82
Field Goal %
47.28
77.46
Free Throw %
79.96
32.69
Three Point %
35.75
34.30
Three's Attempts
31.63
11.21
Three's Made
11.31
11.07
Offensive
10.32
31.92
Defensive
33.92
42.99
Total Rebounds
44.24
23.06
Assists
25.13
21.99
Fouls
20.15
13.52
Turnovers
13.08
6.46
Steals
5.77

Head To Head

DET
Stat Type BKN
5-5
Record
5-5
4-6
ATS
6-4
5-5
O/U
5-5
108.10
Score
109.20
54.60
Half Time Score
54.50
43.74%
Field Goal Percentage
46.29%
46.30
Rebounds
45.70
94/281
3 Point Shots
121/365
7.10
Steals
5.60
DET
Stat Type BKN
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
3-0
O/U
3-0
116.00
Score
119.00
63.67
Half Time Score
58.00
48.71%
Field Goal Percentage
48.30%
43.33
Rebounds
42.00
36/90
3 Point Shots
41/112
7.00
Steals
6.33
Feb 9/21 (1 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Home
Away
122
Score
111
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
228.5 o
O/U
228.5 u
63
Half Time Score
54
56.00%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
37
Rebounds
34
13/29
3 Point Shots
11/31
10
Steals
8
Jan 29/20 (2 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Away
Home
115
Score
125
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
225.5 o
O/U
225.5 u
68
Half Time Score
70
50.60%
Field Goal Percentage
50.60%
41
Rebounds
37
10/26
3 Point Shots
15/39
6
Steals
8
Jan 25/20 (3 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Home
Away
111
Score
121
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
228.5 o
O/U
228.5 u
60
Half Time Score
50
41.30%
Field Goal Percentage
44.70%
52
Rebounds
55
13/35
3 Point Shots
15/42
5
Steals
3
Nov 2/19 (4 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Home
Away
113
Score
109
+4
ATS
-4
222.5 o
O/U
222.5 u
46
Half Time Score
54
45.10%
Field Goal Percentage
46.20%
41
Rebounds
48
8/27
3 Point Shots
10/32
8
Steals
4
Mar 11/19 (5 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Away
Home
75
Score
103
+2
ATS
-2
223 o
O/U
223 u
35
Half Time Score
61
27.80%
Field Goal Percentage
49.40%
49
Rebounds
53
8/34
3 Point Shots
11/31
7
Steals
9
Oct 31/18 (6 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Away
Home
119
Score
120
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
217 o
O/U
217 u
60
Half Time Score
54
41.90%
Field Goal Percentage
42.60%
55
Rebounds
55
11/34
3 Point Shots
12/38
8
Steals
5
Oct 17/18 (7 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Home
Away
103
Score
100
-6
ATS
+6
212.5 o
O/U
212.5 u
51
Half Time Score
51
42.40%
Field Goal Percentage
48.80%
46
Rebounds
39
6/24
3 Point Shots
5/27
5
Steals
9
Apr 1/18 (8 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Away
Home
108
Score
96
-0
ATS
0
212.5 o
O/U
212.5 u
62
Half Time Score
48
45.20%
Field Goal Percentage
42.50%
53
Rebounds
40
7/19
3 Point Shots
12/43
9
Steals
5
Feb 7/18 (9 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Home
Away
115
Score
106
-9.5
ATS
+9.5
211 o
O/U
211 u
53
Half Time Score
50
47.80%
Field Goal Percentage
43.30%
46
Rebounds
50
9/24
3 Point Shots
17/51
10
Steals
4
Jan 21/18 (10 of 10)
DET
Stat Type BKN
Home
Away
100
Score
101
-6
ATS
+6
209.5 o
O/U
209.5 u
48
Half Time Score
53
42.20%
Field Goal Percentage
46.30%
43
Rebounds
46
9/29
3 Point Shots
13/31
3
Steals
1

Team Records

DET
Record BKN
10-27
All
25-13
6-10
Home
14-6
4-17
Away
11-7
0-2
As Fav
17-11
10-25
As Dog
8-2
18-16-3
ATS
21-17
9-7
ATS Home
11-9
9-9-3
ATS Away
10-8
18-19
O/U
25-13
6-10
O/U Home
12-8
12-9
O/U Away
13-5
DET
Record BKN
2-8
All
9-1
0-2
Home
3-1
2-6
Away
6-0
0-0
As Fav
6-1
2-8
As Dog
3-0
4-5-1
ATS
9-1
0-2
ATS Home
3-1
4-3-1
ATS Away
6-0
3-7
O/U
5-5
0-2
O/U Home
1-3
3-5
O/U Away
4-2
DET
Record BKN
0-7
All
4-2
0-3
Home
2-1
0-4
Away
2-1
0-1
As Fav
3-1
0-6
As Dog
1-1
2-4-1
ATS
4-2
1-2
ATS Home
2-1
1-2-1
ATS Away
2-1
4-3
O/U
3-3
1-2
O/U Home
2-1
3-1
O/U Away
1-2
DET
Record BKN
7-16
All
12-9
3-6
Home
9-3
4-10
Away
3-6
0-1
As Fav
9-8
7-15
As Dog
3-1
13-8-2
ATS
8-13
6-3
ATS Home
6-6
7-5-2
ATS Away
2-7
14-9
O/U
13-8
5-4
O/U Home
7-5
9-5
O/U Away
6-3
DET
Record BKN
3-11
All
13-4
3-4
Home
5-3
0-7
Away
8-1
0-1
As Fav
8-3
3-10
As Dog
5-1
5-8-1
ATS
13-4
3-4
ATS Home
5-3
2-4-1
ATS Away
8-1
4-10
O/U
12-5
1-6
O/U Home
5-3
3-4
O/U Away
7-2

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Marvin Bagley III PF Is out indefinitely, Hand
Cade Cunningham PG Is out for season, Shin
Name Position Inj Desc
Kevin Durant SF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Seth Curry PG Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Chicago, Thigh
Spencer Dinwiddie PG Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Chicago, Acquired
T.J. Warren PF Is "?" Thursday vs Atlanta, Acquired
Dorian Finney-Smith SF Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Chicago, Acquired
Yuta Watanabe SG Is "?" Thursday vs Chicago, Back
Day'Ron Sharpe PF Is "?" Thursday vs Chicago, Foot

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Mar 11, 2021 CHR 102-105 L +4.5 225.50 W/U 44.71 78.57 15
Mar 4, 2021 NY 104-114 L +7 206 L/O 48.75 80.00 14
Mar 3, 2021 TOR 129-105 W +7.5 211.50 W/O 52.75 61.90 20
Feb 28, 2021 NY 90-109 L +1.5 209.50 L/U 38.36 80.65 9
Feb 26, 2021 SAC 107-110 L +1.5 228 L/U 45.12 65.62 12
Feb 24, 2021 NOP 118-128 L +11.5 221.50 W/O 52.81 68.75 13
Feb 23, 2021 ORL 105-93 W +4.5 211 W/U 46.59 81.25 10
Feb 21, 2021 ORL 96-105 L +3 210.50 L/U 37.36 80.95 11
Feb 19, 2021 MEM 95-109 L +4.5 219 L/U 41.86 69.23 14
Feb 17, 2021 CHI 102-105 L +3 219.50 P/U 45.12 83.33 8
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Mar 11, 2021 BOS 121-109 W -2.5 232 W/U 47.73 81.82 19
Mar 3, 2021 HOU 132-114 W -10.5 226.50 W/O 57.65 70.83 17
Mar 1, 2021 SAN 124-113 W -4 233.50 W/O 47.00 76.47 17
Feb 27, 2021 DAL 98-115 L -1 233.50 L/U 40.70 73.68 14
Feb 25, 2021 ORL 129-92 W -8.5 229.50 W/U 53.26 78.57 20
Feb 23, 2021 SAC 127-118 W -5.5 241.50 W/O 49.44 70.97 17
Feb 21, 2021 LAC 112-108 W +6.5 234.50 W/U 47.83 68.42 11
Feb 18, 2021 LAL 109-98 W +3 230 W/U 49.35 62.50 18
Feb 16, 2021 PHO 128-124 W +8 226.50 W/O 57.32 93.33 20
Feb 15, 2021 SAC 136-125 W -4.5 242.50 W/O 57.30 58.33 27
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