Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/6/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-17) at Detroit Pistons (3-16)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -9 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers travel to The Palace to take on the Detroit Pistons tonight.
After taking down the Timberwolves for their first win of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers were looking to make it two in a row last night, but just couldn't get going in a 103-91 loss against the Thunder. Michael Carter-Williams led the way with 16 points and 14 assists, while Robert Covington added 21 points off the bench, but the Sixers just couldn't contain Russell Westbrook who lit them up for 27 points with seven assists. You have to give a little credit to the Sixers for not getting blown out, because they were down by as many as 20 points before climbing back to within seven points with 3:12 left in the game. However, at the end of the day, the Sixers once again lost to drop to 1-18 on the season.
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Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been almost as bad as the Sixers, winning just one of their last 14 games including a 109-102 overtime loss at Boston on Wednesday. Greg Monroe led the way with 29 points off the bench while Andre Drummond added 27 points and 14 rebounds, but the Pistons just couldn't get anything going in overtime where they let the Celtics score the first three buckets and finish with 21 points in the period. Drummond and Monroe combined for 21 of 35 shooting from the field, but the rest of the team shot a paltry 16 of 67, led by Brandon Jennings who missed all 11 of his shot attempts.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing home record, while the Pistons are 7-19 ATS in their lsat 26 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the 76ers are only 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Detroit.
You really can't be too confident about putting your hard earned money on either of these teams in this game because they're both just so bad. The Pistons really should win this game, especially being at home, but I just get the feeling that the Sixers hang around just long enough to get the backdoor cover.