At 7:00 ET, the 76ers will take on the Pistons at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The 76ers are favored by 16 points at Bookmaker sportsbook as of this morning.
Can the Pistons Pull Off a Road Win?
With a 2-22 record, the Pistons are looking to snap their 21 game losing streak as they prepare to face the 76ers. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are in 15th place and are 5th in the Central Division.
Detroit has an ATS record of 8-15 for this season, which includes their current four game losing streak against the spread. Detroit has not been good vs. the spread in their last three home games, and they are 3-9 ATS at home compared to 5-6 on the road.
In their recent matchup, the Pistons offense ended with 111 points against the 76ers. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.3% and made 10 threes. Leading the Pistons in scoring vs. the 76ers was Bojan Bogdanovic with his 33 points. Cade Cunningham also added 21 points for the Pistons.
The Pistons’ defense is presently ranked 23rd in the league, allowing an average of 119.2 points per contest.
The Detroit defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Detroit.
- Monte Morris (Out) Quadriceps
- Marvin Bagley III (Out) Back
- Jalen Duren (Out) Ankle
Will the Philadelphia Defense Show Up at Home?
Heading into today’s matchup vs. the Pistons, the 76ers are looking to add to their above .500 record of 16-7. In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are in 4th place and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.
Philadelphia comes in with an overall ATS record of 17-6 so far this season. On the road, the 76ers have an ATS record of 8-3 compared to a 9-3 record vs. the spread at home.
The 76ers are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 129 points vs. the Pistons. This figure is more than their season average of 122.3 points per game. Joel Embiid was the leading scorer for the 76ers, putting up 41 points. In addition, Tobias Harris contributed 21 points.
At this time, the 76ers’ defense is positioned 12th in the NBA, permitting 113.1 points per game.
In the terms of takeaways, 76ers are causing 12.4 turnovers per game, ranking 6th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 7th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.
Pistons vs. 76ers Pick
For a point-spread bet in this 76ers vs. 76ers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Pistons at +16. Although our projections show the 76ers winning 115-106, we suggest placing your bet on the Pistons for the point-spread.
Pick: Take the Pistons at +16
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 234, and our model predicts the Pistons and 76ers to score a combined 221 points. We recommend betting on the under.
Pick: Go Under 234 points (-110)