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NBA Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia Prediction 12/15/2023

The Detroit Pistons (2-22) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (16-7) on Friday, December 15th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center. 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 Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Pistons vs 76ers

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Detroit’s most recently played the 76ers and lost with a final score of 129-111. Despite being behind at halftime 70-56, the Pistons picked up the win.

The Pistons are 2-22 this season and are hoping to beat the 76ers. In the Eastern Conference, they are ranked 15th and are 5th in the Central division.

For this season, Detroit has an ATS record of 8-15, along with an ongoing four game losing streak against the spread. Detroit has gone 0-2 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 8-13 when playing as underdogs.

The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win

The 76ers won vs. the Pistons in their most recent game, ending with a score of 129-111. Going into the second half the 76ers held the lead at 70-56.

The 76ers come into today’s game vs. the Pistons with an overall record of 16-7. Over their last ten games, they are 6-4. In Eastern Conference play, the 76ers are 12-5 and are 4-2 in non-conference games.

In terms of the spread, Philadelphia currently holds an ATS record of 17-6, which is above .500. The 76ers maintain an ATS record of 8-3 on the road, while they have a 9-3 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

Through 24 games the Pistons are averaging 108.8 points per contest, placing them 28th in the NBA. In terms of pace, the Pistons are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 99.8 possessions per game. The team’s offense could be a candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only do they generate an above-average number of possessions, but they are near the top of the league in made 2-point field goals per game.

76ers Offense Breakdown

The 76ers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 122.3 points per game (4th). Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.2 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 24.1 made free-throws per game.

Pistons Team Defense

Looking at the Pistons defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 119.2 points per game (23rd).

In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 16.1 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 14th in rejections, averaging 5.3 blocked shots each game.

76ers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the 76ers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 47.8% of their games. Currently, they are 12th in the NBA at 113.1 points per game allowed.

Inside the arc, the 76ers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.6% and 35.4% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Pistons And 76ers

For today’s matchup, we project Bojan Bogdanovic to lead the scoring for the Pistons, putting up 16 points and shooting at a rate of 6/11. For the season, he has been averaging 20.6 points per game, in addition to 2.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Joel Embiid is our projected leading scorer for the 76ers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 52.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 33.8 points per game.

Pistons vs 76ers Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Detroit has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 105 points per game.
  • Through their last ten home games, Philadelphia has an ATS record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 7-3 while averaging 119 points per game.
  • The last three games that Detroit was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the 76ers have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 5-0 in these scenarios.


Pistons vs 76ers Prediction


For a point-spread wager in this 76ers vs. 76ers game, we suggest taking the Pistons at +16. Even though our predictions have the 76ers winning 115-106, we see the Pistons as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 234 and our model has the Pistons and 76ers finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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