Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Prediction


The Detroit Pistons (13-11) will travel to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers (18-9). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 10, 2018.

Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers ATS Odds

The Pistons were beaten by the New Orleans Pelicans in their last outing, 116-108, despite being 2.5-point favorites. Detroit’s Andre Drummond contributed 23 points and 19 rebounds in the contest. New Orleans did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (20-23; 87.0 percent). Detroit, meanwhile, forced the Pelicans into a turnover percentage of 16.8 (above their season average of 12.7). The two teams combined to put up 224 points, which finished just over the O/U total of 221.

The last time the 76ers played it was against the Pistons. The two teams combined for 228 points in that game, which was over the projected point total of 221. The 76ers won 117-111, covering as 2.5-point underdogs. Philadelphia had a better effective field goal percentage (0.539 vs. 0.455). Detroit, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (30-37; 81.1 percent). In the victory, Butler led all scorers with 38 points. The 76ers have now won two out of three against the Pistons this season.

Just over half of the Pistons’ games have finished over the O/U total. Detroit comes into the contest with records of 13-11 straight up (SU) and 12-11 against the spread (ATS).

Games involving the 76ers tend to finish over the projected point total (59.3 percent). Philadelphia has a respectable 18-9 SU record, but they are just 12-15 ATS.

Philadelphia could dominate on the defensive side of the ball as they battle against one of the worst offenses in the league. The 76ers currently rank second in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.495), while Detroit is 30th in effective field goal percentage (0.488).

Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers Free Pick

Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – Pistons, ATS Winner – Pistons, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Philadelphia ranks fifth in assists per game (26.4) while Detroit ranks 26th (21.6).
  • The Pistons rank fifth in second chance points per game (15.3) while the 76ers rank 20th (12.7).
  • Detroit averages 50.3 points in the paint per game, which ranks ninth in the NBA. Philadelphia ranks 19th in points allowed in the paint per game (49.5).
  • Detroit ranks 5 in three pointers allowed per game (29.083333333333332) while Philadelphia ranks 11 (30.37037037037037).
  • The Pistons rank sixth in points off turnovers allowed per game (15.5) while the 76ers rank 25th (18.3).
  • The 76ers average 47.7037037037037 rebounds per game, which ranks 5 in the league. The Pistons rank 15 in rebounds allowed per game (44.708333333333336).
  • Philadelphia ranks 11th in blocks per game (5.7) while Detroit ranks 27th (3.7).
  • When holding opponents under 100 points, Detroit is 2-0 and Philadelphia is 6-0.
  • In games where they reach 100 points, the Pistons are 13-7 and the 76ers are 18-7.
  • Detroit is 6-3 ATS on the road, while Philadelphia is 8-6 ATS at home.
  • The Pistons have 5 overs and 4 unders in 9 road games.
  • The 76ers have 8 overs and 6 unders in 14 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Detroit and Philadelphia have both had 4 unders and 1 over.
  • The 76ers are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Pistons are 2-3.
  • The 76ers\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.8, up from 2.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Pistons have scored an average of 101.0 points per game (8.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 112.0 points per game (2.0 above their season average).