Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons 3/29/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons 3/29/23
Wed 29th March 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (37-39, 22-16 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, welcome the Detroit Pistons (16-59, 7-29 Away) on Wednesday. Detroit lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 126-117 at Little Caesars Arena on Monday, their sixth loss in a row.

With 32 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, Jaden Ivey was the key player in the loss. The Pistons are 15th in the Eastern Conference. Oklahoma City is playing the second of a back-to-back after losing a close one yesterday at Paycom Center, falling to the Charlotte Hornets 137-134.

Isaiah Joe led the team in scoring in the losing effort with 33 points. With 31 points, Jalen Williams also played a part. The Thunder are the 10th seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

Detroit will be seeking a season sweep against Oklahoma City after winning the only prior meeting 112-103 at Little Caesars Arena in November 2022. Saddiq Bey led the Pistons with 25 points. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 33 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in defeat.

The Pistons have been led this season by Bojan Bogdanovic, who is averaging 21.6 points per game. Meanwhile, Jalen Duren is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is dishing 6.2 assists. Gilgeous-Alexander has powered the Thunder on offense, averaging 31.3 points per game.

He has the fourth-best scoring average in the NBA. Josh Giddey is tallying 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. With 117.6 points per game, the Thunder are one of the top scoring offenses in the league (5th). The Thunder have had success in recent games between the teams at Paycom Center, winning six of the last 10.

Detroit has dropped 10 straight on the road this season. Meanwhile, the Thunder are 4-8 this season when playing two days in a row and 4-6 with a rest disadvantage. The Pistons are 5-5 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Detroit is 1-9 with an average margin of -10.1 (107.0-117.1). Oklahoma City has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 113.7 points per game on average while holding opponents to 113.3 (+0.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marvin Bagley III: 27.8 | 19.7 | +8.1
Points per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 18.8 | 12.1 | +6.7
Rebounds per game:
James Wiseman: 7.4 | 5.7 | +1.7
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 6.4 | 5.0 | +1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Isaiah Joe: 17.6 | 13.0 | +4.6
Aleksej Pokusevski: 1.0 | 15.4 | -14.4
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 19.8 | 14.1 | +5.7
Luguentz Dort: 9.4 | 13.7 | -4.3
Rebounds per game:
Aleksej Pokusevski: 0.0 | 4.9 | -4.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

OKC Thunder -11.5 (-110)

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