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NBA odds preview - 76ers vs. Pistons

Philadelphia 76ersDetroit Pistons
Feb 28, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons Odds

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The Pistons will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the 76ers at The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA wagering action.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 19-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pistons are 16-18-1 ATS. Philadelphia is 13-21 against the total, while Detroit is 20-15 versus the number.

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Betting Line:
The 76ers are listed as 3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 182.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pistons at No. 29 and the 76ers at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-85 result in favor of the 76ers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 89.3 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 1 at 87.5 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.6 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 93-87 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The 76ers failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 93-87 loss against Houston on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Nikola Vucevic in a losing effort at Toyota Center.

The Pistons were a 103-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pistons got a terrific 30-point performance from Greg Monroe but Toronto handed them a 103-93 defeat on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few 76ers at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, February 29
Detroit home to Charlotte, Wednesday, February 29

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