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NBA Matchup - Pistons 76ers Odds Preview

Philadelphia 76ers Detroit Pistons
15-32 February 01, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills 18-27



The 76ers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pistons in Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday in NBA action.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 19-28 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pistons are 19-26 ATS. Philadelphia is 24-22-1 against the total, while Detroit is 32-13 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Detroit opened as -8-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 214 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Pistons - 76ers odds would favor the Pistons if the lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 25 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the 76ers sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-88 win for the Pistons.

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In their last action, Philadelphia was a 125-99 loser at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (224) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Hawks on Friday as Atlanta blasted them 125-99 at Wells Fargo Center.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 103-87 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Pistons covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pistons got 20 points from Brandon Jennings as Detroit ran past Orlando 103-87 on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 9 in the league with 44.74 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.93 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 23 with 6.85 per contest.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Brooklyn, Monday, February 3rd
Detroit at Miami, Monday, February 3rd