Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons - 1/10/14
Detroit Pistons (14-22) at Philadelphia 76ers (12-23)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
Two of the most enigmatic teams in the league meet tonight when the Detroit Pistons visit the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Pistons have lost eight of their last nine and will be looking to snap a six-game skid tonight after getting blown out by the Raptors by 112-91 on Wednesday. Brandon Jennings had 22 points and Rodney Stuckey returned from a three-game absence to score 14 points, but once again the Pistons collapsed in the second half, getting outscored by 62-37 after a promising first half where they led by 54-50. With the loss, Detroit falls to 14-22 on the season and 8-10 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers were shocking everyone with four straight road wins before getting trounced by the Timberwolves on Monday and then by the Cavaliers on Tuesday. Against the Cavs, Michael Carter-Williams exploded for 33 points while James Anderson added 15 off the bench, but the contributions stopped there as the rest of the starting lineup were ice-cold. The worst culprits were Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner who combined for four points on two of 20 shooting. To be fair, those two players didn't get their usuall allotment of minutes because this game was well over before halftime. With the loss, Phildalphia drop to 12-23 on the season and 5-14 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Pistons are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a loss, while the 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Under is 4-1 in the last five in Philadelphia.
These two teams have got to be the worst two teams to put your money on because you never know what you get on a nightly basis. However, despite how I feel about these two, I don't want to sit on the fence on this one so I'm actually going to take the 76ers to bounce back and give their home fans something to cheer about after getting run out the building by the Wolves on Monday.