Pointspread favors 76ers in battle with Pistons
Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Detroit when they hit take on the 76ers on Monday in pro hoops betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers currently sports a record of 11-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-10 ATS. The Pistons are 7-15 and 10-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 76ers post a 11-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 10-12 against the number.
For bettors going with the 76ers in this one, they were listed earlier as 6.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 184 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated 76ers and the No. 20-ranked Pistons, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-92 result in favor of the 76ers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 19-rated squad against Detroit's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 19 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 5.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.4 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 104-97 winner as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Pistons covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pistons got a 30-point performance from Brandon Knight as Detroit handed Cleveland a 104-97 defeat on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Philadelphia was a 92-79 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 171 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Thaddeus Young scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 92-79 to Boston at TD Garden on Saturday).
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a win are 1-9
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Pistons at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
Detroit home to Denver, Tuesday, December 11
Philadelphia home to Chicago, Wednesday, December 12