The Philadelphia 76ers (6-1) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (2-7) on Friday, November 10th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Little Caesars Arena 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 Celtics. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
76ers vs Pistons
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Celtics, Joel Embiid was the top scorer for the 76ers’ offense, scoring 27 points and shooting 10/20 from the field. Tyrese Maxey also contributed 25 points as the 76ers won by a score of 106-103 vs. the Celtics.
Facing the Pistons today, the 76ers look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 6-1. Currently, the team is 1st in the Eastern Conference as well as 1st in the Atlantic division.
Against the spread, the 76ers have yet to lose, coming in with an ATS record of 7-0. Carrying an undefeated ATS record, the 76ers have a +3.0 scoring margin on the road and +15.2 at home.
The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Cade Cunningham led Detroit with 33 points against the Bucks, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 49% in the game. Marcus Sasser contributed 26 points, but Detroit lost the game 120-118.
So far this season, the Pistons have a record of just 2-7, as they look to pick up a win over the 76ers. At the moment, the team holds 15th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th place in the Central division.
Detroit’s ATS record sits below .500 (4-5). The Pistons maintain an ATS record of 3-2 on the road, while they have a 1-3 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the 76ers’ offense is rated 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 119.3 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.1 made 3’s per game. Despite struggling with their outside shot, Philadelphia remains one of the better offensive units in large part to their ability to get to the charity stripe. So far, the team is averaging 21.9 made free-throws per game.
Pistons Offense Breakdown
The Pistons come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 110.3 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Pistons are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.4 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 15th in made shots per game.
76ers Team Defense
Currently, the 76ers’ defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 107.6 points per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 49.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.3% from downtown.
Pistons Team Defense
Detroit’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 113.7 points per game.
In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 16.8 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 16th in rejections, averaging 5.6 blocked shots each game.
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 19 points and shooting 7/13 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 31.7 points per game, in addition to 10.9 rebounds.
As for Detroit, Cade Cunningham is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pistons. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 15, and adding 2 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and he is contributing 24 points per game on average.
76ers vs Pistons Trends
- In their last five road games, Philadelphia has averaged 104 points per game while allowing 112. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- Although Detroit has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-4-1. The team averaged 108 points per game in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 1-4.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the 76ers have gone 9-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.
76ers vs Pistons Prediction
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the 76ers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 111-99. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -8.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 222, and our model predicts the 76ers and Pistons to score a combined 210 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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