Detroit Pistons Travel to Philadelphia to Face the 76ers
For the Detroit Pistons, we imagine that we’ll see all of their starters on the court. This is good news for them since it’ll give them a better chance to win. However, even if they’re playing the non-starters for the 76ers, the Pistons need to bring their best.
They’ve struggled immensely on offense, ranking as one of the worst in the NBA. They can end the year with a win on Sunday.
The 76ers are likely to rest multiple starters; this includes James Harden and Joel Embiid. It’s important to note that the 76ers have a deep roster and some great bench players.
Don’t count the 76ers out too early as they host the Pistons. Coaching will also be a big factor in this game, so keep that in mind. With that being said, let’s see if we can make the right pick for Sunday.
Game Preview: Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers April 10
The Detroit Pistons, as we mentioned above, are one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA. On average, the Pistons score just 104.76 points per game, ranking 28th in the NBA. As they face the Philadelphia defense, they’ll need to do much better.
They also have the second-worst field-goal (43.07%) and three-point (32.76%) percentages. So, how can they pull off a win?
For starters, they’ll need to be better in the paint and get the ball to Cade Cunningham. If the 76ers are resting their starters, there will be a big hole in the paint. The 76ers leading scorer is Joel Embiid, who averages over 30 points per game.
If he’s out, the 76ers’ offense could also be dealt a serious blow. They’ll still have players like Tyrese Maxey for the Pistons to watch out for.
Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Prediction
Speaking of Tyrese Maxey, he became the first 76er to hit seven three-pointers in a half. This is why we said that even if the 76ers rest players, they still have a chance to win.
These two teams played each other only about a week ago; of course, the 76ers were heavy favorites. The 76ers were also on the road in that game, but it ended in an unfortunate outcome for Philadelphia.
Philadelphia lost the game, 94-102, obviously failing to cover the spread. It was an unfortunate outcome, but one that was expected with them resting players.
However, in this game, the 76ers are at home, and the Pistons are dealing with injuries. Corey Joseph, Marvin Bagley III, Rodney McGruder, and Kelly Olynyk are all ruled out. Because of this, we’ll take the 76ers to win here.
Philadelphia will more than likely come in as underdogs if they rest players. However, pay attention to the spread and any news reports stating who’s in and who’s out. We’d also recommend taking the under in this game based on the previous one.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.