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Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Detroit travels to Philadelphia on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 0-8 mark with a victory over the 76ers.
The 76ers bring a 4-3 record (4-3 ATS) to the battle against the 0-8 Pistons, who are 4-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 3-4 so far and the Pistons go 4-4. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
For bettors going with the 76ers in this one, they were listed earlier as 8-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 186.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 76ers - Pistons odds would favor the 76ers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 9 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pistons sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-83 win for the 76ers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 89.7 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 27 at 101.5 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 102.5 points per game when playing on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring on their home court.
The Pistons were a 92-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. Detroit suffered a 92-90 loss against Oklahoma City on Monday, getting 19 points from Rodney Stuckey in a losing effort at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 105-96 result against the Bucks on November 12. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jrue Holiday went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Milwaukee defeated Philadelphia, 105-96 at Wells Fargo Center.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Pistons at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Detroit home to Orlando, Friday, November 16
Philadelphia home to Utah, Friday, November 16