Pistons vs. 76ers - 2/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (8-48) at Detroit Pistons (28-29)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -11 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSDT
The Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a win in hopes of snapping a five-game losing streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 95.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.4 points and 7.3 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 14.6 points and 7.6 assists. Robert Covington is dishing 1.4 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost four straight road games.
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The Detroit Pistons look for back-to-back wins for the first time in a month. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.4 points and 6.1 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.9 points and 14.9 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Marcus Morris is dishing 2.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last seven home games. Anthony Tolliver is out with a leg injury.
The 76ers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games. The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The 76ers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.
The Pistons have the talent in place now to sneak into the playoffs, and their defense should give a young and struggling 76ers team issues, especially after they played a long game Tuesday night. Detroit should win this by double digits.