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Pistons visit 76ers in hoops battle

Detroit PistonsPhiladelphia 76ers
Jan 6, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

2-4TEAM RECORD3-2

Detroit pays a visit to Philadelphia on Friday, hoping to send the 76ers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The Pistons will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 4-1 ATS. Detroit is 3-3 on the totals; Philadelphia is 3-2.

View Detroit vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 999 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 24-rated Pistons taking on the No. 9-rated 76ers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 104-88 win for the 76ers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 102.6 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 10 at 92.8 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.5 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 99-83 result against the Bulls on January 4. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 182 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit got 19 points from Greg Monroe but lost anyway 99-83 against the Bulls on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 101-93 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Jrue Holiday scored 23 points leading the 76ers to a 101-93 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Pistons at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Detroit is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

Next up:
Detroit home to New York, Saturday, January 7
Philadelphia home to Toronto, Saturday, January 7

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