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Pistons vs. 76ers - 1/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers (8-31) at Detroit Pistons (15-25)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)

The Line: Detroit Pistons -13.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds

TV: CN8PHI, FSDT

The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Philadelphia 76ers have won four of their last seven games and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.3 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 103 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.3 points ad 7.2 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Henry Sims is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and K.J. McDaniels is shooting 41 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers are playing their best ball of the season but are playing themselves out of a potential No. 1 pick if the winning continues. However, while the wins are picking up, the 76ers are shooting just 38.9 percent in their last five games. Tony Wroten is doubtful for this game with a knee injury.

Pistons vs. 76ers - 1/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Pistons have won 10 of their last 12 games and making things interesting in the East. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 97.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 15.1 points and 9.6 rebounds while Brandon Jennings is averaging 14.9 points and 6.5 assists. Andre Drummond is grabbing 12.7 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 4.1 assists. The Detroit Pistons have really picked things up offensively during this run, as they’re shooting 35 percent from deep in their last five games. However, four of the Pistons last five losses have come on their home court. Still, the Pistons are one of the hotter teams in the league right now.

The 76ers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit. 

Both teams played yesterday, so we may seem some tired legs. Not only that, but the 76ers have been winning games outright lately, which is good enough reason to think they can keep this one close at the very least. 

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Philadelphia 76ers +13.5

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