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Pistons vs 76ers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers
- Where: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center
- Date: Tuesday, January 10th
- Betting Odds PHI -10, DET +379 | PHI -517 O/U OFF
So far, the Pistons have put together an overall record of 11-32, while going 20-22-1 vs the spread. Today, the Pistons will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -12.0 points.
Detroit is trying to bounce back from a 123-111 loss to the 76ers. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Detroit got off to a slow start, trailing by 17 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Killian Hayes, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 64.7% of his shots.
The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 24-15. So far, the team has gone 22-16-1 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.
In their previous game, the 76ers took down the Pistons by a score of 123-111. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 5 point favorites. Philadelphia was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Pistons to cut into their 17 point halftime lead. In the win, Tyrese Maxey led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 44.4%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Pistons averaged 102.0 points per game vs the 76ers. Similar to the Pistons, the 76ers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Detroit, the team averaged 107.75 points per game. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the 76ers have averaged 111 points per game compared to 102 for Detroit. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Philadelphia. A combined average of 213 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 43 games, the Pistons are averaging 111.7 points per contest, placing them 24th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Pistons are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.9 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 26th in the league in field goal percentage 45.2%.
Against the 76ers, the Pistons will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 22nd in points allowed.
Jaden Ivey is expected to play a key role in Detroit’s scoring efforts against the Philadelphia today, as Bojan Bogdanovic is unavailable. Bogdanovic is the team’s leading scorer this season with 21.0 points per game. Ivey is 2nd in scoring for the team with 14.9 points per game, which ranks him 90.0th in the NBA. In his 39 games, he has hit 40.9% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 4.1 rebounds per game.
The 76ers come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 112.8 points per game. The 76ers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. If the 76ers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98.0 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
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.
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Joel Embiid, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Embiid leads the team in scoring at 33.5 points per game while Harris is 2nd at 16.5. For the season, Embiid is 4th in the NBA in usage rate and 7th in player efficiency. Behind him, Harris has taken 15.6% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 49.2%.
Pistons vs 76ers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pistons +10
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF