76ers vs. Pistons - 3/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (33-32) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-56)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CN8PHI
The Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers square off Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Detroit Pistons look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.8 points and 15.1 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Marcus Morris is dishing 2.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have not won back-to-back games all season long. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 96.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.5 points and seven rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 15.4 points and 7.1 assists. Robert Covington is dishing 1.5 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won two home games since February.
The Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The 76ers are 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The favorite is 35-16-1 ATS in the last 52 meetings.
The 76ers continue to compete and still have something to play for in hopes of winning back-to-back games. The Pistons have been really inconsistent and don't play their best ball on the road. If forced to pick this game, I'd take the points with the home team.