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76ers vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons
  • Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
  • Date: Sunday, January 8th
  • Betting Odds DET +6, PHI -234 | DET +190 O/U 231.0

The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 23-15. So far, the team has gone 21-16-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Philadelphia is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

The 76ers are coming off a disappointing 126-112 loss to the Bulls. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 5 points. Philadelphia was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Bulls by 14 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Tyrese Maxey, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 53.3% of his shots.

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The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 11-31. So far, the team has gone 20-21-1 against the spread. Against the spread, Detroit has a mark of 1-2. Straight up, their record is 1-2 in these games.

Not only did the Pistons drop their last game to the Spurs. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 121-109 as 1 point underdogs. Detroit was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Spurs by 12 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Bojan Bogdanovic, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 45.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the 76ers averaged 107.75 points per game vs the Pistons. Similar to the 76ers, the Pistons scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Philadelphia, the team averaged 102.0 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the 76ers. In these matchups, Philadelphia has averaged 108 points per game, while allowing 100. The over-under record in these same games is 1-4, with the teams combining for an average of 208 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Philadelphia offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 112.6 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.8 per contest. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 47.6%.

Against the Pistons, the 76ers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 8th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.

Without Joel Embiid, Philadelphia will need Tobias Harris to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Detroit today. This season, Embiid leads the team in scoring with 33.5 points per game. Harris is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 16.6 points per game, which places him 78.0th in the NBA. In his 35 games, he has hit 49.2% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 6.5 rebounds per game.

The Pistons come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 111.8 points per game. So far, the Pistons are averaging 99.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as Detroit is just 26th in made field goals per game.

Currently, the Pistons defense is ranked 22nd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.55 points per game vs the unit.

Power-Foward Bojan Bogdanovic currently leads the Pistons at 21.0 points per game. For the season, he is 71st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 16.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Bogdanovic is averaging 3.6 boards and 2.7 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 29th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jaden Ivey enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 38 games, he is averaging 15.1 and is 278th in the league in player efficiency rating.

76ers vs Pistons Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +6
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 231.0

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