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(20-16) Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers (18-19)
Date: Friday, January 5
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
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NBA Betting Total: OFF (As of 1:25am ET Friday)
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Friday night NBA sees the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers facing off in a battle of Eastern Conference foes that are both battling for playoff position despite the fact that we’re only half way through the season.
Detroit is already in the picture at sixth in the conference, while the Sixers six 1.5 games back from the eighth seed Indiana Pacers.
The Detroit Pistons enter this game averaging 102.2 points per night. That number puts them at 23rd in the NBA.
In terms of offensive efficiency, the Pistons jump up to 18th. They’re averaging 104.1 points per 100 possessions.
Defensively, Detroit is allowing opponents to score 101.3 points per contest. That number is good enough for third in the league.
The bad news is that this has a lot to do with the fact that the team is 23rd in pace. Fewer possessions equates to fewer points.
The good news, however, is that the team is still top 10 in terms of defensive efficiency.
On the year, the Pistons are allowing opponents to score an average of 104.3 points per 100 possessions. That number puts them at eighth in the Association.
Philly enters this contest scoring 108.4 points per contest. That number is good enough for sixith in the league.
The catch here is that this number has less to do with the team’s efficiency on that end of the court and more about its pace.
The Sixers play at the second-fastest pace in the NBA, behind only the Los Angeles Lakers. This isn’t a bad thing, but it does make their offensive numbers a bit deceiving.
On the year, Philadelphia is just 16th in offensive efficiency. That still puts them right around the middle of the pack, but their 104.3 points per 100 possessions aren’t as impressive as the raw points-per-game numbers.
Defensively, the Joel Embiid-led squad gives up 108.8 points per night. That number is only good enough for 28th in the NBA.
The good news here is that, like the offense, the numbers are skewed because of pace—and this time, in a good way.
On the year, Philly is giving up just 103.7 points per 100 possessions. That number is good enough for seventh in the league in defensive efficiency, sandwiching them between the sixth place Portland Trail Blazers and eighth place Washington Wizards.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- Detroit is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games
- Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
The Pistons have proven they’re the overall better team between these two throughout the course of the season, but the Sixers definitely have the higher ceiling—not only long-term, but on any given night.
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With Joel Embiid rested, the Sixers should walk away victorious in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers 108 – Detroit Pistons 101
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