Nets vs Pistons: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 13, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 13, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

Kyrie Irving leads the Brooklyn Nets (25-13) against the Detroit Pistons (10-27) after putting up 40 points in a 121-109 win over the Celtics. The Pistons are 11.5-point underdogs in the matchup on Saturday, March 13, 2021, which tips off at 7:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The matchup’s point total is set at 228.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of March 12, 2021, 5:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 13

Nets:
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: Day To Day (Knee),
Kevin Durant: Out (Hamstring),
Blake Griffin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

Pistons:
Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip),
Hamidou Diallo: Out (Groin)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pistons (+11.5)
Total Pick Under (228.5)
Prediction Nets 120, Pistons 108

The William Hill line for this matchup is within 0.1 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

The William Hill total for this game, 228.5 points, and the model’s projected total, 228.3 points, are only 0.2 points apart.

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Nets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 19 29.0 7.3 5.2 0.7 1.4 2.6
Kyrie Irving 27 27.7 4.9 5.9 1.1 0.6 3.0
James Harden 32 25.2 7.8 11.0 1.2 0.7 3.2
Joe Harris 38 14.8 3.5 1.7 0.6 0.2 3.4
Blake Griffin 20 12.3 5.2 3.9 0.8 0.2 2.0

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 34 23.7 5.4 2.9 0.7 1.0 2.4
Josh Jackson 33 13.4 4.4 1.9 0.8 0.9 1.3
Hamidou Diallo 32 11.9 5.1 2.4 1.0 0.4 0.4
Wayne Ellington 29 10.6 1.8 1.4 0.4 0.2 2.7
Delon Wright 30 10.5 4.6 4.8 1.4 0.5 1.0

Shooting Trends

  • The Nets are shooting 50% from the field this season, 2.2 percentage points higher than the 47.8% the Pistons allow to opponents.
  • Brooklyn is 15-10 against the spread and 19-6 overall when it shoots higher than 47.8% from the field.
  • Detroit is 13-10-2 against the spread and 9-17 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 50% from the field.
  • The Pistons’ 44.2% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.5 percentage points lower than the Nets have given up to their opponents (46.7%).
  • Detroit is 7-2-1 against the spread and 5-5 overall when it shoots better than 46.7% from the field.
  • Brooklyn is 8-2 against the spread and 8-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 44.2% from the field.
  • The Nets shoot 40.8% from deep, 3.4% higher than the 37.4% the Pistons allow to opponents.
  • Brooklyn is 18-7 against the spread and 21-4 overall when it shoots better than 37.4% from distance.
  • Detroit is 9-9-3 against the spread while putting together a 7-15 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 40.8% from downtown.
  • The Pistons’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35.1%) is 1.5 percentage points lower than opponents of the Nets are averaging (36.6%).
  • Detroit is 11-4 ATS and 6-10 overall when the team hits more than 36.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn has a 10-6 ATS record and a 12-4 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 35.1% of its three-point shots.
  • The Nets make 15.4 three-pointers per game this season, 2.7 more makes per game than the Pistons allow (12.7).
  • When Brooklyn makes more threes than its opponents, it is 15-11 against the spread and 18-8 overall. When Detroit is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 4-8-1 ATS and 2-11 straight up.
  • The Pistons make the 17th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Nets give up the 17th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Nets vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
1st 121.1 Points Scored 107.8 24th
27th 115.9 Points Allowed 108.9 13th
17th 44.3 Rebounds 42.8 23rd
24th 8.7 Off. Rebounds 10.2 15th
4th 15.4 3pt Made 12.7 17th
5th 27.1 Assists 24.3 19th
22nd 14 Turnovers 13.6 16th

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