The Philadelphia 76ers (15-7) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (2-21) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on NBCS. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
76ers vs Pistons
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
Joel Embiid scored 34 for Philadelphia against the Wizards which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 54.7%. Tyrese Maxey also contributed 24 points as the 76ers won by a score of 146-101 vs. the Wizards.
Coming into today’s game, the 76ers are 15-7 overall and have won three straight. In the Eastern Conference, they are 4th and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.
Philadelphia arrives with an ATS record of 16-6 for the season up to this point. Philadelphia has covered the spread in three consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 9-3 at home as opposed to 7-3 on the road.
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pistons were defeated by the Pacers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 131-123. the Pistons not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +7.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 246.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
Despite being heavy underdogs (+11.5) against the 76ers, the Pistons are aiming for a win as they look to improve their overall record of 2-21. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are currently in 15th place and are in 5th place in the Central division.
Detroit’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 8-14 for the season. This season, Detroit has a 0-2 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 8-12 when playing as underdogs.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Philadelphia is averaging 122 points per contest. This figure places them 4th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.3 made 3’s per game. Philadelphia has managed to put together a strong scoring offense despite being both a below average 3-point shooting unit and ranking just 16th in possessions per game.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
The Pistons come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 108.7 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.2 made 3’s per game. If the Detroit offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 16.4 turnovers per game.
76ers Team Defense
Currently, the 76ers’ defense holds the 14th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.2 points per game.
Inside the arc, the 76ers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.6% and 35.6% from three-point territory.
Pistons Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 118.8 points per contest.
So far this season, the Pistons’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 26.3 times per game vs. Detroit.
Key Players For The 76ers And Pistons
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Joel Embiid is set to be the main scorer for the 76ers, recording 21 points and shooting 7/13 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 33.4 points per game, along with 11.5 rebounds.
On the other side, Bojan Bogdanovic is our projected leading scorer for the Pistons. We have him ending the game with a team-high 16 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 44.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 17.5 points per game.
76ers vs Pistons Trends
- Philadelphia has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 118 points per game while allowing 122. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Detroit has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 1-9 overall in these games.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 0-3.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the 76ers have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 7-3.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this 76ers vs. Pistons game, our recommendation is to take the Pistons at +11.5. Despite our model showing the 76ers winning 113-105, we like Pistons as our point-spread pick.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the 76ers and Pistons to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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