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(29-32) Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers (22-38)
Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: PHI +5
NBA Betting Total: 209.5
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The Detroit Pistons are set to visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday in a matchup between two Eastern Conference squads.
The Pistons currently sit in the eighth spot out East and are hoping to make the playoffs for the second season in a row.
The Sixers were once targeting the playoffs as well, but they’ve since come down to Earth with the announcements that Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are done for the year.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 3.
The Detroit Pistons have gone through a bit of an identity crisis this season.
There was never a great chance that this squad was going to trade center and franchise fixture Andre Drummond, but the fact that they discussed it brings up the point that this group is still seeking direction.
On the year, the Pistons are averaging 101.5 points per game. That number is only good enough for 26th in the league.
Defensively, this group has proven to be more capable of performing at a high level. Detroit is allowing opponents to score 102.1 points per night, which is good enough for sixth in the league.
Against Philly, the Pistons need to put together a defensive blueprint that shares the wealth. Let’s explain.Philly doesn’t have one single player
Philly doesn’t have one single player who’s going to be a go-to option at this point in The Process. Embiid is out and nobody else has proven they can be reliable as an every-play scorer.
But here’s the catch: This team is full of untapped potential. The Pistons need to focus on each and every player the lineup in they’re going to walk away victorious.
Philly enters this contest scoring 101.7 points per night. That number is good enough for 25th in the NBA.
Defensively, this group is giving up 107.4 points per game. That number is good enough for 23rd in the league.
Against Detroit, this squad needs to lock down on both Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. There are other players such as Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris who will likely contribute, but the real difference makers are Andre and KCP.
If the Sixers can keep KCP’s field-goal percentage low and Drummond’s field-goal attempts low, they’ll have a decent shot.
If the two Pistons catch fire, the Sixers will struggle making up the difference with an offense that lacks a true go-to scorer.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pistons are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest.
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
- 76ers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
Recent trends indicate that both of these teams are in good position. But while Philly has been good at playing better than oddsmakers expect them to, we don’t trust them at this juncture.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: DET ATS
Give this one to the Pistons both straight up and against the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit Pistons 111 – Philadelphia 76ers 102
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